Beloe William an English clergyman and author, was born at Norwich in 1756. His preliminary training was under Dr. Parr at Stanmore, and his subsequent education was at Corpu Christi College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1779. For a time he assisted Dr. Parr in a school at Norwich, and was afterwards curate and vicar of Eltham. Not finding his income sufficient for his support, he began to write for the periodicals of London. During the American Revolution he advocated the cause of the colonies, but was on the conservative side during the French Revolution; and in 1793, in conj unction with archdeacon Nares, he established the British Critic as the organ of High-church principles. In 1796 he was presented to the rectory of Allhallows, London-wall. In 179.7 he became prebendary of Lincoln, and, in 1805, of St. Paul's. In 1804 he was appointed one of the assistant librarians to the British Museum. He died April 11, 1817. His literary works are numerous. Among them we note, his translation of Herodotus (1791): — Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books.(1806-12, 6 vols. 8vo): — and The Sexagenarian, or Memoirs of a Literary Life (published posthumously, 1817). See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.