Townshend, Chauncy Hare
Townshend, Chauncy Hare an English clergyman, was born in 1800, and was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he graduated A.B. in 1821 and A.M. in 1824. He received the university prize for English verse.(Jerusalem) in 1828. During his last years he lived chiefly at Lausanne, Switzerland, and died Feb. 25,1868. He bequeathed to Charles Dickens money, manuscripts, essays, letters, etc., some of which he desired to be published. Accordingly Mr. Dickens published in December, 1869, Religious Opinions of the Rev. Chauney Townshend, published as directed by his will (London, 8vo). He also wrote, Poems; (ibid. 1821, 8vo): — Descriptive Tour in Scotland (ibid. 1840, 8vo): — Facts in Mesmerism (ibid. 1840, 8vo)': — Sermons in Sonnets, etc. (ibid. 1851, 8vo) The Three Gates, in-verse (ibid. 1859, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict., of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.