Mant, Richard

Mant, Richard (1), D.D., an English prelate and commentator, was born at Southampton, Feb. 12, 1776; was educated at Winchester College, and Trinity College, Oxford; became fellow of Oriel College in 1798; vicar of Great Coggeshall, Essex, in 1810; of St. Botolph's, Bish. opsgate, London, in 1815; and of East Horsley, Surrey, in 1818; bishop of Killaloe and Kilfenora, in 1820; was translated to Down and Connor in 1823; and in 1842 succeeded bishop Saturin in the diocese of Dromore. He died Nov. 2, 1848. He published, in conjunction with D'Oyly, An Edition of the Bible, with Notes (1817): — Eight Sermons: — An Appeal to the Gospel or an Inquiry into the Justice of the Charge that the Gospel is not preached by the National Clergy (1812, 8vo; 6th wc 1816, 8vo; reviewed in the Lond. Quart. Rev. 8:356-374, and 15:475): — The Book of Common Prayer, selected, with Notes (1829, 4to; abridged, 2 vols. 8vo; 5th ed. 1840, 4to): — The Book of Psalms in an English Metrical Version, with Notes, critical and illustrative (1824, 8vo): — Biographical Notices of the Apostles, Evangelists, and other Saints (1828, 8vo): — Primitive Christianity (Lond. 1843, 8vo): — Hist. Ch. of Ireland (1840, 2 vols. 8vo): — Horae liturgicae (1845, sm. 8vo): — Sermons, and other productions on various subjects. See Allibone, Dict. Brit. and Amer. Biog. s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibiogr. s.v.

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