Horne, George, Dd

Horne, George, D.D.

An English prelate, was born at Otham, near Maidstone, Nov. 1, 1730. He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he devoted himself especially to the study of Hebrew and of the fathers. He became fellow of Magdalen in 1749, and president in 1768. In 1776 he was made vice chancellor of the University of Oxford, dean of Canterbury in 1781 and, finally, bishop of Norwich in 1789 to died Jan. 17, 1792. In his early youth he imbibed the doctrines of John Hutchinson (q.v.), and defended them in an Apology (1756), which is given in vol. 6 of his collected Works. He was considered the best preacher of his time, a sincere and exemplary Christian, and a thorough scholar. Many of his writings were controversial tracts, arising out of the Hutchinsonian theory, and the quarrels, which it provoked. His more important and durable works are, Commentary on the Psalms (Oxford, 1766, 2 vols. 4to, often reprinted) — Discourses on several Subjects and Occasions (London, 4th ed. 1803, 4 vols. 8vo). These, with his other writings, are collected in The Works of Bishop Horne, with his Life, by William Jones, of Nayland (London, 1795, 6 vols. 8vo). See Hook, Ecclesiastes Biography, 6:160; Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliograph. 1, 1541; Alibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 887; Home (T. H.), Bibliographical Appendix; Ch. Review, 1, 59; Bickersteth, Bib. Stud. Assist. p. 306, 319; Hagenbach, Hist. of Doctr. 2, 419; Hardwick, Hist. of the Reformation, p. 252, n. 1; 253, n. 3.

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