Routh, Martin Joseph
Routh, Martin Joseph, an English clergyman and educator, was born at South Elmham, Suffolk, Sept. 15, 1755. He matriculated as a battler at Queen's College, Oxford, May 31, 1770; in July, 1771, was elected a demy of St. Mary Magdalen College, and fellow in July, 1776. He was appointed college librarian in 1781, senior proctor in 1783, junior dean of arts in 1784 and 1785, was made bachelor of divinity July 15, 1786, and college bursar in 1791. He became president of Magdalen College, April 11, 1791, which position he retained until his death (Dec. 22, 1854). In 1810 he became rector of Tylehurst, near Reading, where he retired for rest at certain seasons of the year. His works were distinguished by profound scholarship and great critical acumen. His works are: Platonis Euthydemas et Gorgias, etc. (Oxford, 1784, 8vo): — Reliquioe Sacroe (1814-18, 4 vols.; later ed. 1846-48, 5 vols.): — Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time (1823, 6 vols. 8vo), annotated.