Clarke, Edward Daniel Lld

Clarke, Edward Daniel Ll.D., an English divine, of note as a writer of travels, was born at Willingdon, Sussex, in 1769, and was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. From 1790 to 1799 he acted as tutor and traveling companion in several families traveling in France, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany. "In 1799 he set out on an extensive tour with Mr. Cripps, a young man of fortune; they traversed Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Lapland, Finland, Russia, the country of the Don Cossacks, Tartary, Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Greece, and did not return to England till 1802." He was ordained in 1805, and received the college living of Harlton; in 1809 he was presented to the living of Yeldham by his father-in-law. His Travels appeared between 1810 and 1819 (5 vols.). A sixth volume, edited by Robert Walpole, was brought out after his death, 4to (also in 11 vols. 8vo, 1816). In 1803 he published Testimonies of different Authors respecting the colossal Statue of Ceres, and in 1805 A Dissertation on the Sarcophagus in the British Museum. He died at London, March 9th, 1822 (English Cyclopoedia, s.v.). See Otter, Life and Remains of Edward Daniel Clarke (Lond. 1825, 2 vols. 8vo).

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