Trapp, Joseph, Dd
Trapp, Joseph, D.D.
an English divine, was born at Cherrington, Gloucestershire, in November, 1679. Educated at first by his father, he was afterwards placed under the. care of the master of New College, Oxford, and in 1695, entered Wadham College in the same city. 'He was chosen, a fellow of his college in 1704, and first professor of poetry in 1708. In 1709-10 he acted as manager for Dr. Sachevereil on his memorable trial, and in 1711 was appointed chaplain to Sir Constantine Phipps, Lord Chancellor of Ireland. In 1720 he was presented to the rectory of Damltzey, Wiltshire, which he resigned in 1721 for the vicarage of the united parishes of Christ Church, Newgate Street, and St. Leonard's, Foster Lane, London. He received his degree of D.D. from Oxford in February, 1727. He was, in 1733, preferred to the rectory of Harlington, Middlesex, by lord Bolingbroke, whose chaplain he had previously been. In 1734 he was elected one of the joint lecturers of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields. He died at Harlington, Nov. 22,1747. Mr. Trapp was a hard student, and published numerous works, viz., Pralectiones Poetic, etc. (Oxon. 1711-19, 3 vols. 8vo), being his Latin lectures as professor of poetry: — A Preservative, etc., in several discourses (collected in 1722, 2 vols. sm. 8vo): — The AEneid of Virgil Translated into Blank Verse (1718, 2 vols. 4to): — Explanatory Notes on the Four Gospels, etc. (1747-48, 2 vols. 8vo; Oxford, 1775, 8vo; 1805, 8vo): — besides poems, sermons, theological tracts, etc. See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.