Bishop, Samuel, Ma

Bishop, Samuel, M.A., a Church of England minister, was born in London, 1731, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, and at St. John's College, Oxford. He entered Merchant Tailors' School as master in 1758, and was made head-master in 1783. He also held the rectory of Ditton, Kent, and of St. Martin Outwich, London. He died in 1795. He wrote a number of poems, collected in his Poetical Works, with his Life by Clare (Lond. 1796, 2 vols, 4to); and left also Sermons on Practical Subjects (Lond, 1798, 8vo).-Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, i, 322; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, i, 194.

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