Conybeare, John Josias, Am

Conybeare, John Josias, A.M.

an English divine, was born in 1779. He was elected professor of AngloSaxon in Oxford University in 1808, and professor of poetry in 1812. He delivered the Bampton lectures for 1824, on the Interpretation of Scripture; and in 1826 was published his Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon Poetry, edited by W.D. Conybeare. This work has done much to promote the study of Anglo-Saxon literature. Large portions of the Song of the Traveller and Beowulf will be found in the volume. Mr. Conybeare was a contributor to the British Bibliographer. He died in 1824. See (Lond.) Christian Remembrancer, July 1824, page 439; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Biog. Universelle, s.v.

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