Mill, William Hodge, Dd

Mill, William Hodge, D.D.

an eminent English divine, was born at Cambridge in 1791. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was ordained deacon in l1817, and priest in 1820. Immediately after his ordination he was appointed principal of Bishop's College, Calcutta, which position he held till 1838, when he was obliged to return to England in consequence of impaired health. In the year following he was appointed domestic and examining chaplain to archbishop Howley, and in 1840 was elected Christian advocate in the University of Cambridge. In 1843 he was presented to the living of Brasted, Kent, and in 1848 was chosen regius professor of Hebrew at Cambridge, and canon of Ely. His profound learning in mathematics, languages, and other branches of intellectual research, gained him a deservedly high reputation at home and abroad. His great work, Christii Sangita, or the Sacred History of Jesus, in Sanskrit, rendered him famous as a thorough Oriental philologist. He died December 25, 1853. Dr. Mill was a prolific author, and of his numerous works we mention only the most important: Observations on the attempted Application of Pantheistic Principles to the Theory and Historic Criticism of the Gospel (Camb. 1840-44; 5 div. 8vo; 2d ed. 1855, 8vo): — Prelectio theologica (1843): — On the Temptation of Christ (1844): — On the Nature of Christianity (1848): — Lectures on the Catechism, ed. by the Reverend B. Webb (1856). See Cooper, Biog. Dict. page 866; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, 2:1281.

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