Pitt, Christopher

Pitt, Christopher an English divine, noted especially as a poet, was born in 1699 at Blandford, Dorsetshire; was educated at Winchester and at New College, Oxford; and, after taking holy orders, obtained the family living at Pimperne, where he passed his life, beloved and respected for his suavity of manners and general benevolence. He died in 1748. His works are of a secular character. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth. s.v.

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