Kaye, John (1), Dd
Kaye, John (1), D.D., an English divine, was born at Hammersmith, London, in 1783, and was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge (graduated in 1804 with high honor and distinction). In 1814 he was elected master of his college, and afterwards filled the office of vice-chancellor. In 1816 he was chosen regius professor of divinity, and in 1820 became bishop of Bristol; was translated to Lincoln in 1827, and died in 1853. Besides his professional labors, Kaye did a great deal of literary work. Many of his writings are of special value. Characterized as they are by clearness and precision, by accuracy and fairness, combined with the necessary flexibility, no thinking mind can fail to be enriched by them. His principal writings are: The Ecclesiastical History of the 2d and 3d Centuries, illustrated from the Writings of Tertullian (Camb. 2d ed. 1826, 8vo; 3d ed. 1845): — Some Account of the Writings and Opinions of Justin Martyr (Lond. 2d ed. 1836, 8vo; 3d ed. 1853):A Charge delivered at the primary Visitation in 1828 (Camb. 1828, 8vo):-A Charge to the 'Clergy, delivered at the triennial Visitation in 1843 (London, 1843, 8vo). He also published some anonymous Remarks on Dr. Wiseman's Lectures, and a Reply to the Travels of an Irish Gentleman (a Roman Catholic polemical work). See Allibone, Dict. of Authors, s.v.; London Gentleman's Magazine, 1853 (April, May, and August). (J. L. S.)'