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Conyers Middleton (1683–1750)

Middleton, Conyers. An eminent English theological and classical writer; born at Richmond, Yorkshire, Dec. 27, 1683; died at Hildersham, July 28, 1750. His principal writings were: ‘Life of Cicero’ (1741), an acute defense of Cicero as statesman; ‘Introductory Discourse’ (1747); most famous of all, the ‘Free Inquiry’ (1748),—an argument to prove that the mediæval miracles were false because they grew more plentiful as the need of them grew less.