Croly George, Lld
Croly George, LL.D., an English divine and writer, was born in Dublin, August, 1780, and educated at Trinity College. After his ordination he went to London, and spent some years as a writer for the newspaper press. In 1835 he was appointed rector of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, and he occupied that parish with great credit, both as preacher and pastor, up to the day of his death, Nov. 24, 1860. Dr. Croly wrote several extravagant novels and tragedies, among them Salathiel, Marston, and Catiline. His better reputation rests upon his fidelity and power as a preacher, after his appointment to St. Stephen's, and upon his religious writings, the more important of which are, Divine Providence, or the thee Cycles of Revelation (Lond. 1834, 8vo): — The Apocalypse: Prophecy of the Rise, Progress, and Fall of the Church of Rome (3d ed., Lond. 1838, 8vo): — The Popish Primacy, 2 sermons (Lond. 1850, 8vo): — Sermons (1848, 8vo). He also wrote a Life of Burke and a Life of George IV, both reprinted in America.