Wordsworth, Christopher, Dd (3)
Wordsworth, Christopher, D.D.
a prelate of the Church of England, was born at Bocking, October 30, 1807. He was a nephew of the poet and son of the master of Trinity College, Cambridge. He graduated there in 1830, annd was elected fellow of his college; in 1836 was appointed public orator at Cambridge and head master of the Harrow School, which post he held until 1844, when he became a canon of Westminster Abbey. He was Hulsean lecturer at Cambridge in 1847-48, and in 1869 was appointed bishop of Lincoln. He took part in the "Old Catholic" Congress at Cologne in 1872. He died March 21, 1885. Bishop Wordsworth is the author of many works, numbering over forty volumes, the chief of which is his Commentary on the Bible (10 volumes).