De Courcy Richard

De Courcy Richard, a divine of the Church of England, born in Ireland, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin; became curate of Shanbury, Shropshire, in 1770; afterwards vicar of St. Alkmond in 1774, and died in 1803. In his sermons his language is dignified, and his reasoning perspicuous, embellished by apposite allusions, and ornamented by many of the graces of oratory. His principal works are, Sermons, to which is prefixed an essay on the nature, etc. of a pure and undefiled religion (Shrewsbury, 1805, 8vo); Christ Crucified, the distinguishing Topic of the Gospel (Lond. 1816, 8vo). — Darling, Cyclopoedia Bibliographica, s.v.; Jones, Christian Biography, p. 125 (Lond. 1829).

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