Wordsworth, Christopher, Dd

Wordsworth, Christopher, D.D.

an English clergyman, youngest brother of William Wordsworth, the poet, was born at Cockermouth, Cumberland, June 9, 1774.. He was educated at Hawkeshead grammar school and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1796. He was elected fellow of Trinity College Oct. 1, 1798. He became domestic chaplain to Dr. Manners Sutton, archbishop of Canterbury; rector of Ashby and Oby-with-Thurne, Norfolk, in 1804; and dean of Bocking, Essex, May 30, 1808. He was appointed rector of St. Mary's, Lambeth, Surrey, and of Sundridge, Kent, April 10, 1816; and soon after served as chaplain to' the House of Commons. On July 26, 1820, he was installed master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and in the same year exchanged the livings of Lambeth and Sundridge for the rectory of Buxted, with Uckfield, in Sussex. He resigned the mastership of Trinity College in 1841, and thereafter resided at Butxted, where he died, Feb. 2, 1846. He published, Six Letters to Granville Sharp, Esq., respecting his Remarks on the Definitive Article in the Greek Text of the New Testament (1802): — Ecclesiastical Biography (1810):Sermons on- Various Subjects (1814): — Who Wrote Εικὼυ Βααιλικῄ? and another work on the same subject, in both of which he attributes it to king Charles I: — Christian Institutes (1836): — and other works.

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