Langhorne, William

Langhorne, William M.A., an English divine, was born in 1721. He was presented to the rectory of Hakinge, and received the perpetual curacy of Folkestone in 1754. He died in 1772. He assisted his brother, John Langhorne, D.D., in the translation of a popular version of Plutarch's Lives, and wrote himself Sermons on practical Subjects, and the most useful Points of Divinity (2d edition, Lond. 1778, 2 volumes, 12mo): — Job, a poem; and a paraphrase in verse of a part of Isaiah. See Thomas, Biog. Dict. (Phila. 1871, 8vo), page 1368.

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