Woodford, Samuel, Dd

Woodford, Samuel, D.D.

an English divine, was born in London in 1636, and educated at Wadham College, Oxford. He studied law at the Inner Temple, but entered into holy orders in 1669. He became rector of Hartley-Maudit, Hampshire; prebendary of Chichester in 1676, and of Winchester in 1680. He died in 1700. He was the author of, A Poem on the Return of King Charles II (1660): — A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David (1667): — and A Paraphrase upon the Canticles and Some Select Hymns of the New and Old Testaments, with Other Occasional Compositions in English Verse (1679). In this last he examines Milton's blank verse and commends his recently published Paradise Lost. See Wood (Bliss's ed.), Athenae Oxoniensis, 4:731.

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