Hawkins, Edward, Dd
Hawkins, Edward, D.D.
an Anglican divine, was born in Somersetshire, England, in 1789. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, and graduated with high honors from St. John's College, Oxford, in 1811. He became a fellow of Oriel, took orders in the Church, and filled several posts in the University of Oxford with distinguished ability. In 1828 he was appointed provost of Oriel College, to which office a canonry in Rochester Cathedral and the rectory of Purleigh are annexed. He came in contact with that Catholic movement of which Oriel College is the recognised centre, and its fellows, John Henry Newman and Edward Bouvine Pusey, the leaders. He was opposed to the tractarian or "Puseyite " propaganda. His ownu position on theological questions was in the ranks of the liberal or "Broad" Church. Dr. Hawkins was Bampton lecturer in. 1840. He edited Milton's Poetical Works, with Notes, published a volume of Discourses on the 'Historical Scriptures of the Old Testament, and was from 1847 to 1861 Ireland professor of exegesis in the university. He died at Oxford, November 20, 1882. (W.P.S.)