White, Robert Meadows, Dd
White, Robert Meadows, D.D.
an English clergyman and philologist, was born about 1798. He graduated at Magdalen College, Oxford, in, 1819; was ordained in 1821; became a tutor at Oxford in 1832; Rawlinson professor of Anglo-Saxon in 1834; visited Denmark in the interests of philology in 1837; became vice- president of Magdalen College in 1838; gave considerable attention to local antiquarian research; was the annalist of his college; and was regarded a leading authority in English philology. During the latter portion of his life he was rector of Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, where he died, Jan. 31,1865. He devoted a large part of his time, for twenty years, to the editing of; Time Ormulum, Semi-Saxon Homilies in Verse, now first edited from the Original MSS., with Notes and Glossary (Oxford, 1852).