Hook, James, Lld

Hook, James, LL.D., An English prelate, was born in London in 1771, and educated at St. Mary's Hall, Oxford. He became archdeacon of Huntingdon in 1814, dean of Worcester in 1825, and held also other preferments in the English Church. He died in 1828. Besides some dramatic pieces and novels which are ascribed to Hook, he published Anguis in Herba, A true Sketch of the Church of England and her Clergy (London 1802, 8vo) — Sermons, etc. (1812, 8vo, and another series in 1818, 8vo). For a biographical sketch of Hook, see the London Gent. Mag. April 1828. — Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 875.

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