Bathurst, William Hiley

Bathurst, William Hiley an English clergyman and poet, was born near Bristol, August 28, 1796. He graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford; was ordained in 1819; in 1820 became rector of Barwickin-Elsnet, Yorkshire, resigned in 1852, and in 1863 retired to his estate at Sydney Park, Gloucestershire, where he died in 1877. Besides An Essay on Human Knowledge (1827) and a Translation of Virgil's Georgics (1849), he published two volumes of poems, entitled respectively Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use (Lond. 1831, 1842) and Metrical Thoughts in Verse (1849), from the former of which several pieces have been quite popular, especially the hymns beginning "Oh for a faith that will not shrink," and "Oh for that flame of living fire."

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