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SE V E R A L OCC A S I O NS,
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By NATHANIEL EVANs, A. M.
Late Mission ARY (appointed by the Society for Pro-
PAGAT ING the Gos PEL) for Gloucest ER County,
in New-Jek's Ey; and CHAPLAIN to the Lord V15-
. . . . count Kil MoRey, of the KINGDom of IRE LAND.
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P H' I L - A D. E. L. P. H. I. A :
H E Author of the following Poems was born in the city of Philadelphia, june 8th, 1742; and was sent to the Academy there, soon after it was first opened, and before the Collegiate part of the Institution was begun. Having spent about six years in Grammar Learning, his parents, who were reputable citizens, designing him for merchandize, put him Apprentice; but not finding either his genius or inclination leading him much to that profession, he devoted more of his time to the service of the Muses, than to the busines of the Counting-House. Soon after the expiration of his apprenticeship, he accordingly returned to the College, and applied himself, with great diligence, to the study of Philosophy and the Sciences, till the Commencement, May 30th, 1765; when, on account of his great merit and promising genius, he was, by special Mandate of the Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Provost and Faculty of Professors, complimented with a Diploma for the degree of Master of Arts ; although he had not taken the pre
vious degree of Bachelor of Arts, on account, of the interruption in his course of studies, during the term of his apprenticeship. - a 2 IMMEDIATE L r