Samuel Drew, an English clergyman, born at St. Austell, Cornwall, March 3, 1765, died March 29, 1833. He was apprenticed to the shoemaker's trade, and his early education was limited. In 1788 he became a local preacher of the Wesleyan church. He pursued an extensive course of reading, and early attempted authorship. His gains from literary work induced him to leave the shoemaker's trade in 1809. In 1819 he became editor of the " Imperial Magazine," published at Liverpool, which under his management was eminently successful; and he continued to edit it after its removal to London until the year of his death. In 1824 Marischal college, Aberdeen, bestowed on him the honorary degree of A. M., and soon after he was offered a professorship in the London university. His chief works are: "Remarks upon the First Part of the Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine" (3d ed., 1799); "Essay on the Immateriality and Immortality of the Soul" (1802); "Essay on the Identity and general Resurrection of the Body" (1809); "Life of Dr. Coke" (1816); and "Treatise on the Existence and Attributes of God " (2 vols., 1820).