Richards, George, Dd

Richards, George, D.D., an English divine, was born at Halesworth, Suffolk, in 1769. He was educated at Christ's Hospital, matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford, in 1785, and obtained a scholarship. He was made fellow of Oriel College in 1790, vicar of Bampton in 1796, and rector of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in 1820. He died in 1837. His principal work is The Divine Origin of Prophecy Illustrated and Defended, in a course of sermons preached in 1800 (Oxford, 1800, 8vo). He also published several Sermons and Poems. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.

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