Hare, Julius Charles
Hare, Julius Charles one of the brightest ornaments of the Church of England in the present century, was born Sept. 13, 1795, at Hurstmonceux, Sussex, his father being lord of the manor. After a brilliant preparation at the Charter House, he went to Cambridge in 1812, where he graduated B.A. 1816, M.A. 1819, and became fellow of Trinity. He was instituted to the rectory of Hurstmonceux (the advowson of which was in his own family) in 1832; was collated to a prebend at Chichester in 1851; was appointed archdeacon of Lewes by bishop Otter in 1840; and nominated one of her majesty's chaplains in 1853. He died at the rectory, Jan. 23, 1855.
In 1827 he published the first edition of Guesses at Truth, but his name was first distinguished in the literary world as one of the translators of Niebuhr's History of 'Rome, in conjunction with Mr. Connop Thirlwall, the present bishop of St. David's. Their version was made from the second German edition, which materially differed from the first, and it was first published in the year 1828. It extends to the first and second volumes only of the standard English edition; the third and fourth were translated by Dr. William Smith and Dr. Leonard Schmitz. In 1829 Mr. Hare published, at Cambridge, A Vindication of Niebuhr's History of Rome from the Charges of the Quarterly Review. Archdeacon Hare's published works extend over a period of nearly thirty years. The most important of them. are, The Children of Light: a Sermon for Advent (Cambridge, 1828, 8vo): — Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge (Feb. 1839): — The Victory of Faith, and other Sermons (Cambridge, 1840, 8vo): — The Better Prospects of the Church: a Charge (1840): — Sermons preached at Hurstmonceux Church (1841, 8vo; 2nd vol. 1849): — The Unity of the Church: a Sermon preached before the Chichester Diocesan Association (1845, 8vo): — The Mission of the Comforter, and other Sermons, with Notes (1846, 2 vols. 8vo; Amer. edit. Boston, 1854, 12mo): — The Means of Unity: a Charge, with Notes, especially on the Institution of. the Anglican Bishopric at Jerusalem (1847, 8vo):A Letter on the Agitation excited by the Appointment of Dr. Hanpden to the See of Hereford (1848, 8vo): — Life and Writings of John Sterling (1848, 2 vols. 12mo):Guesses at Truth, by two Brothers (3rd edit. 1848, 2 vols. 18mo): — The Contest with Rome, especially in reply to Dr. Newman (Lond. 1852, 8vo): — — Vindication of Luther (Lond. 1854, 8vo). — This last is a book of vigorous controversy, and refutes, both on critical and moral grounds, the charges brought against the memory of Luther by Hallam, Newman, Ward, and Sir William Hamilton. These writers are handled by Hare with great, but not unjust severity. There are two admirable articles on Hare, giving a candid and judicious criticism of his career as philosopher, controversialist, and theologian, in heI Methodist Quarterly Review, April and July, 1856; produced by the author, Rev. J. H. Rigg, in his Modern Anglican Theology (London, 1858, 12mo). See also Gentleman's Magazine, April, 1855;
Quarterly Review (London), July, 1855; Blackwood's Magazine, 43, 287; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 785.