Simeon, Charles, an English clergyman, was born at Reading, Sept. 24, 1759, and was educated at Eton and at King's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow. He was presented to the living of Trinity Church, Cambridge, in 1783, which he held until his death, in 1836. As a preacher, Simeon was distinguished for an impassioned evangelicanism in language, sentiment, and doctrine, that at first roused bitter opposition; but he eventually became the center of evangelical influence. He may be regarded as the founder of the Low-Church party. His best known work is the Horos Homileticoe, or Discourses (skeleton) upon the Whole Scriptures (1819- 20, 11 vols. 8vo; Appendix, 1828, 6 vols. 8vo). The entire works of Simeon, including Claude's Essay on the Conmposition of a Sermon, were published in 21 vols. 8vo (Lond. 1840). Claude's Essay, with notes, etc., and 100 skeletons of Sermons, etc., were published in London in 1853 (12mo). For the copyright of his works he received £5000, of which Mr.
Simeon appropriated £1000 to the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jew s, £1000 to the London Clerical Education Society, £1000 to the Church Missionary Society, and £210 to the building of twenty large-paper copies presented to dignitaries and libraries. This series is now published by Henry G. Bohn (London), who issued a new edition of of Simeon's select works in 1854, 2 vols. 32mo." See Recollections of the Conversation Parties of the Rev. C. Simeon, etc. (1862, 8vo); London, Reader, 1863, 1 87; 1864, 2, 295; Carus, Memoirs of Simeon (1847, 8vo; 2d ed. 1847, 8vo); Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. s.v.