Clarke, Edward, an English clergyman, was born at Buxted, March 16, 1730. He took his degree at St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1752, and was elected a fellow in 1755. In 1758. he took charge of the rectory of Pepperharrow, in Surrey. His first publication as a copy of Greek hexameters on the death of Frederick, prince of Wales, in the Luctus Academice Cantabrigiensis (1751), and soon after :he projected the improvement of a Latin Dictionary. He went to Minorca in 1763, and on his return, in 1768, was inducted to the vicarages of Willingdon and Arlington, in Sussex. .In 1778 he issued proposals for an edition in folio of the Greek Testament, with a selection of notes from the most eminent critics and commentators, but sufficient encouragement was not given. He died-in November, 1786. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Diet. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s. .