Anglican Authors Part 2: 1651-1830

Thomas Pestell (c. 1584-c. 1659)

Biographical Information

Pestell studied at Queen’s College, Cambridge, was vicar of Packington in Leicestershire, chaplain to Robert Devereux, Third Earl of Essex, and later was Royal Chaplain. His published works were collections of sermons and poems.These were published in 1659 in Sermons and Devotions Old and New.

Primary Works

Choose Thomas Pestell Poems.

John Bramhall (1594-1663)

Biographical Information

Bramhall studied at Cambridge and was ordained in 1616. He worked in Ireland and became Bishop of Derry in 1634 but had to leave Ireland and then England because of his opposition to Cromwell. After the restoration of the monarchy he returned to Ireland, as Archbishop of Armagh and Speaker of the Irish House of Lords.  His religious writings were published posthumously in 1667.

Primary Works

Archives: See the National Register of Archives (UK) for the location of Bramhall papers.

Secondary Works

The first paragraph of this article discusses Bramhall as a critic of Hobbes.

For the theologies of Bramhall and James Ussher, see J. Cunningham, James Ussher and John Bramhall: The Theology and Politics of Two Irish Ecclesiastics of the Seventeenth Century (2007).

Other

Includes a transcript of a letter from John Bramhall to James Ussher.

Herbert Thorndike (1598-1672)

Biographical Information

A brief biography and discussion of Thorndike’s work.

Primary Works

The title page and table of contents of Parker edition of Thorndike’s works.

Secondary Works

Thorndike is quoted in a variety of secondary works but none focus on his writing and thought exclusively.

Matthew Hale (1609-1676)

Biographical Information

From the Hale family site, a biographical piece on Matthew Hale’s life and work. The language is slightly dated, there is a link to a more modern piece with similar information.

A brief biography which focuses on Hale’s legal career. With a short but useful bibliography.

Primary Works

Legal works:

The History of the Common Law in England. Published posthumously in 1713.

Excerpts from History of the Pleas of the Crown.

A Discourse Touching the Provision for the Poor. Printed in 1683. This is a legal work but with a preface on the Christian’s duty toward the poor.

Religious works:

Excerpts from Contemplations, Moral and Divine. These quotes from Hale’s book are cited as having been influential on George Washington.

Secondary Works

Numerous secondary works cite Hale, but none focus on his religious writings.

Robert Leighton(1611-1684)

Biographical Information

A brief biography from The Museum of Learning.

Primary Works

Number 42 on this list links to a Word document with the full text of Leighton’s Expositions on Psalm XXXIX (1748 edition) and number 43 links to a document with his Expositions on Isaiah VI (1748 edition).

Secondary Works

Leighton’s preaching described by contemporaries. From The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.

Other

Page photographs from the copy of Leighton’s works at Victoria University, University of Toronto.  The handwritten notes by S.T. Coleridge can be seen in larger photographs.

The Leighton Library at Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane, Scotland. Originally built for Robert Leighton’s library.

Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667)

Biographical Information

A brief biography on a scanned page from the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. With a helpful bibliography.

Biography and prayers.

Primary Works

The text of Holy Living from the CCEL collection. Text from an 1860 edition.

The text of Holy Dying from the CCEL collection.

Taylor's works from Project Canterbury.

Text of a sermon, “Christ’s Advent to Judgment.” With a biographical note at the beginning of the piece.

Secondary Works

Notes on Taylor’s works from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.

Other

Description of the Taylor collection at Northern Illinois University.

John Pearson (1613-1686)

Biographical Information

Brief biography.

Primary Works

Two of Pearson's sermons and a letter.  From Project Canterbury.

The minor theological works of John Pearson

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Secondary Works

Pearson’s An Exposition of the Creed, 1659 is widely quoted in many articles but not addressed as a whole in any.

William Thomas (1613-1689)

Bishop of St. Davids (1677) and afterwards Worcester (1683). A nonjuror, he was suspended from his post in 1689. His major work was An Apology for the Church of England, 1679.

Peter Gunning (1614-1684)

Biographical Information

Primary Works

“The Pascal or Lent Fast.”  Title Page and outline of a sermon preached by Gunning before the King.  From an 1845 edition

Secondary Works

Information on Gunning’s life and the mention of Gunning in the diaries of Evelyn and Pepys.

Daniel Brevint (1616-1695)

Brevint was ordained in Paris in 1651 during the Commonwealth. He returned to England at the restoration and after serving as Canon-Treasurer of Durham became Dean of Lincoln (1682).

Primary Works

Excerpts from The Christian Sacrament and Sacrifice. 1673.

Chosen by John Wesley as a preface to John and Charles Wesley’s Hymns on the Lord’s Supper.  Brief biographical facts included.

Ralph Cudworth (1617-1688)

Biographical Information

Biography with emphasis on philosophical work.

Biography with similar emphasis.

Richard Allestree (1619-1681)

Biographical Information

A royalist, Allestree remained in England and said Church of England services privately during the Commonwealth.  He was Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford (1663-1679) and Provost of Eton College.

Primary Works

The Government of the Tongue, 1674. From CCEL.

The Ladies Calling, 1673,attributed to Allestree. From Project Canterbury

The Lively Oracles given to us, 1678, attributed to Allestree, with a brief biographical note at the beginning.

The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety,  1668.

Secondary Works

The second chapter of a piece analyzing Amelia Opie’s work. This chapter gives the context for her work and holds up Allestree’s The Ladies Calling as an example of the conduct book genre.

John Evelyn (1620-1706)

Biographical Information

Who Was John Evelyn? Contains extensive biographical information (and interesting points on research and original documents at the beginning.) By Guy de la Bédoyère.

Biography and links to material in the John Evelyn Archive, located at the British Library.

Primary Works

Works by Evelyn put online by Guy de la Bédoyère.

The Diary.

Secondary Works

Diaries of the Seventeenth Century.  By Dr. Mark Knights.  Includes comparisons of Evelyn and Pepys among others.

Other

 

Samuel Crossman (c.1624-1684)

Biographical Information

A brief biography with links to hymns.

Biography

Primary Works

My Song is Love Unknown. A hymn, 1664.

Secondary Works

A large number of sermons and meditations for Holy Week quote Crossman’s hymn, “My Song is Love Unknown.”

Simon Patrick (1625-1709)

Biographical Information

Biography

Other

Archives. List from NRA.

Susanna Hopton (1625-1709)

Biographical Information

Hopton corresponded with many Church of England divines, including Thomas Traherne. The devotional contents of her letters, and other devotional writings show the depth of her practice and faith.  Hopton is often mentioned in the websites on Traherne.

Works

Works. Collection of Meditations and Devotions.

John Tillotson (1630-1694)

Biographical Information

A very brief biography with portraits.  The focus is on the American branch of the Tillotson family.

Life and work.  From an old edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Primary Works

“The Reasonableness of a Resurrection.”(from 1909 edition) Text of a sermon on Acts 26.8.  With a biographical note.

Secondary Works

On Tillotson's sermons and their temporary popularity.

Other

On the origin of the expression ‘hocus-pocus’ and Tillotson’s hypothesis on the expression.

George Bull (1634-1710)

Biographical Information

Bull studied at Exeter College, Oxford.  He was ordained before the Restoration, and held a number of parish livings before becoming Archdeacon of Llandaff (1686) and then Bishop of St. Davids (1695).

Primary Works

The works of George Bull are in the process of being put online under the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology subheading at Project Canterbury. Authors are in alphabetical order by last name.

Harmonia Apostolica

 

Secondary Works

A brief note on Bull’s written works.

Thomas Traherne (1637-1674)

Biographical Information

Life and work of Traherne.  Focus on Traherne as a mystic.

Primary Works

Selected poetry.  With biographical data and a note on Traherne’s work.

Secondary Works

An article on Traherne’s poetry.

Thomas Traherne: His Search for Felicity. An article on Traherne’s mysticism.

William Beveridge (1637-1708)

Biographical Information

Life and Work.  An essay by Arthur Middleton. In pdf format.

Primary Works

Excerpt from The Great Necessity and Advantage of Public Prayer, 1708.

Description of a manuscript in St. John's College, Cambridge on the dissolution of the monasteries in Beveridge's hand.

Secondary Works

An essay on a sermon preached by Beveridge, ‘The Worthy Communicant’.

Notes on Beveridge’s work on the ancient councils of the church.

Thomas Ken (1637-1711)

Biographical Information

Life and Work.  Includes prayers and a portrait.

Primary Works

Links to three of his hymns with a brief biography.

Five works from Project Canterbury.  A sermon, two collections of prayers, a pastoral letter, and a book.

Secondary Works

Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715)

Biographical Information

A long biography.  Includes a portrait.

Primary Works

Works from the Online Books Page.

Margaret Godolphin (1652-1678)

Biographical Information

John Evelyn, The life of Margaret Godolphin (London, 1904).

Other

A review of a recent book on the friendship between John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin.

James Bonnell (1653-1699)

Secondary Works

The exemplary life and character of James Bonnell, Esq; late accomptant General of Ireland. By William Hamilton (London, 1707). E-resource available through the UTL with my.access

Nathaniel Spinckes (1654-1715)

Biographical Information

A brief biography.

Other

Portrait from the National Portrait Gallery.

Robert Nelson (1656-1715)

Biographical Information

Life and work.  An essay by Arthur Middleton. In pdf format.

Secondary Works

A brief article on Nelson’s Companion for the Festivals and Fasts, 1704.

Other

Archives. From NRA.

John Norris (1657-1711)

Biographical Information

A brief biography of Norris leads this page of lives of other clergy of Bemerton (near Salisbury,Wiltshire, UK).

Primary Works

How Long, Great God. A hymn.

Secondary Works

An article on Norris and his philosophy.

William Wake (1657-1737)

Biographical Information

A brief biography from Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911.

Primary Works

The Suppressed Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament. From Project Gutenberg.

Secondary Works

Brief article on Wake’s work.

Other

Search page at Lambeth Palace Library where the papers of Wake are held.

John Johnson (1662-1725)

Biographical Information

Johnson was vicar of St. John’s, Margate, then Cranbrook, Kent.  He sympathized with the Nonjurors.  His major theological work was The Unbloody Sacrifice and Altar Unvailed and Supported. (1714-18)

Other

“Nonjurors and Eastern Orthodox” Johnson’s work The Unbloody Sacrifice, 1714-18, is quoted in this piece, but Johnson is not the focus of the article.

Thomas Wilson (1663-1755)

Biographical Information

Life and work.  An essay by Arthur Middleton. In pdf format.

Primary Works

On Being a Bishop. A devotional article from an 1853 edition of Wilson’s works.

Index, Volume 5, Volume 7. Editions of his works in progress at Project Canterbury

William Nicholls (1664-1712)

Biographical Information

Nicholls was a Canon of Chichester.  His most influential work is Comment on the Book of Common Prayer (1710).

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Biographical Information

Life of Swift. By Samuel Johnson.

Biography with an examination of Swift’s work.

Primary Works

Swift's prose works. Includes Gulliver’s Travels (1726), A Modest Proposal (1729), and three others.

Selected poetry and biographical data.

Secondary Works

Swift's Religious Beliefs. A brief overview by David Cody.  With other links to things Swift.

The Dean Swift Seminar Series.  A collection of papers on Jonathan Swift and Christianity. Series sponsored by St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Other

A bibliography of Swift’s works and works related to Swift. The first entries are other Swift bibliographies.

Mary Astell (1688-1731)

Biographical Information

Life and Work.With a bibliography.

Primary Works

Some Reflections Upon Marriage, 1700.

A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, 1694

Edmund Gibson (1669-1748)

Biographical Information

Gibson served as chaplain to Archbishop Tennison.  He was involved in the Convocation controversy, and published two works about the controversy.  He was made Bishop of Lincoln in 1716, then Bishop of London in 1723. As Bishop of London, the American colonists came under his jurisdiction, and he was concerned that their spiritual needs be met.

Secondary Works

J. H. Baker, Famous English Canon Lawyers: VIII Edmund Gibson, D.D.(† 1748) and David Wilkins, D.D.(† 1745)" Ecclesiastical Law Journal, 3 (1995), 371-378.

Other

A catalogue of Gibson’s papers at the Bodleian Library, Oxford. With a brief biography near the beginning.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Biographical Information

A brief appreciative biography.

Primary Works

Selected poems and biographical data.

How Are Thy Servants Blest.

Latin Prose and Poetry.  With an introduction and translation by Dana F. Sutton. Hypertext annotations in the English translation to translator’s notes, original Latin text, and comments in the introduction on certain works.

Cato 1713.  A tragedy in five acts.  With an introduction.

“Evidences of the Christian Religion”.

Essays from Addison, 1930. A collection of twenty-four essays with an introduction to Addison's ’s writing and a brief biography. Edited by J. H. Fowler.

Other

Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761)

(alternate spelling Hoadley)

Biographical Information

A brief summary of Hoadly’s life and work.

A brief biography.

 

Works

 

Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God from the CCEL site.

 

Daniel Waterland (1683-1740)

Biographical Information

Waterland was a fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge.  He held a variety of ecclesiastical preferments including canon of Windsor (1727) and Archdeacon of Middlesex (1730). He was involved in controversies regarding the eucharist, the divinity of Christ, and the Trinity. His major works included The Importance of the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity Asserted (London, 1734) and Review of the Doctrine of the Eucharist as Laid Down in Scripture and Antiquity Cambridge, 1737).

Secondary Works

An article discussing the works of Waterland along with bishops Butler and Wilson.

Griffith Jones (1683-1761)

Biographical Information

A appreciative biography of Jones relating his work to that of John and Charles Wesley.

This biography focuses on Jones’ educational work.  With photos.

Other

Archives. List from the NRA.

Thomas Rattray (1684-1743)

Biographical Information

Rattray was a Nonjuror. He was Bishop of Brechin (in Scotland), and was interested in ancient liturgies of the church.  His work on these liturgies, The Ancient Liturgy of the Church in Jerusalem was published posthumously in 1744.  He also wrote An Essay on the Nature of the Church (Edinburgh, 1728).

Other

About the Liturgy of St. James which Rattray introduced in Britain.

William Law (1686-1781)

Biographical Information

A biographical sketch of Law.  With prayers.

Primary Works

The works of Law.  From Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Includes works in the library about Law. The ten works on CCEL can be searched for any term or combination of terms.

Five of Law's later works. The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration, 1739; The Spirit of Prayer (Part I, 1749 and Part II, 1752); The Way to Divine Knowledge, 1752; The Spirit of Love (Part I, 1752 and Part II, 1754); A Humble, Earnest and Affectionate Address to the Clergy, 1761.

Works

Another source for A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, 1728.

Secondary Works

An introduction to the work and influence of Law.

An examination of the theological interchange between John Wesley and William Law.

Other

Archives. From the NRA.

Charles Wheatly (1686-1742)

Biographical Information

Wheatly, the son of a London tradesman, was educated at St. John’s College, Oxford.  He was a parish priest in Hertfordshire.  His major work was The Church of England Man’s Companion, or A Rational Illustration of the Harmony and Usefulness of the Book of Common Prayer (Oxford, 1710).

Primary Works

His work on the Book of Common Prayer is quoted in a few places, but no web pages are devoted only to Wheatly or his work.

Joseph Butler(1692-1752)

Biographical Information

Life and Works.  Discusses Butler’s life, works and influence. With an emphasis on philosophy.  With a bibliography.

A brief biography with an emphasis on work related to Deism.

Primary Works

A sermon from Project Canterbury.

A facsimile of The Analogy of Religion (London, 1736).

Secondary Works

An appreciative discussion of Butler’s work

Other

Thomas Secker (1693-1768)

Archbishop of Canterbury

Biographical Information

Secker was born to a dissenting family, and trained for the ministry in a variety of dissenting colleges. He was uncertain of his attachment to the dissenting church, and so studied medicine instead, receiving an MD from Leydon (1721).  He decided for the Anglican church, and went to Exeter College, Oxford for studies. He was ordained and was appointed vicar of Houghton. Other appointments followed this including Bishop of Oxford (1737), and Archbishop of Canterbury (1758). His written works were primarily concerned with his pastoral duties, including four volumes of sermons.  His collected works were published in 1792.

Biography. Basic outline.

 

Primary Works

The Speculum of Thomas Secker (1758-68) has recently been republished for sale.

Secondary Works

A brief discussion of Secker’s literary work.

Other

Archives. From NRA list.

Samuel Johnson (1696-1772)

Biographical Information

A brief biography.

John Hume (1703-1782)

Biographical Information

Hume studied at Christ Church, Oxford.  He was made Bishop of Oxford and Dean of St. Paul’s in 1758, then Bishop of Salisbury in 1766.

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Biographical Information

Life and Work.  There are three extensive articles on this page, each with a bibliography.

A brief biography.  With other links to things Wesley.

Primary Works

Works by and about Wesley at CCEL.  The five works of Wesley’s located at this site are searchable.

Thoughts Upon Slavery. Scanned text from pamphlet reprinted in Philadelphia, 1778.

Another source of Wesley’s works.  Includes links to bibliographies and biographies as well as links to most of Wesley’s works.

Hymns written or translated by Wesley.

Secondary Works

Wesley and hymns.  With many links to other works by Wesley and others about hymns in particular.

Other

The Wesleys and their Times.  Links to works by and about Susanna, John, and Charles Wesley.

Wesley’s Chapel in London.  Includes photos and architectural information. With links to other Wesley sites of interest.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Biographical Information

Life and work.  An overview.  With links to some hymns.

Primary Works

Charles Wesley's hymns.

The Journal of Charles Wesley.

Selected poetry.  Three poems and biographical data.

Secondary Works

On the hymns of Wesley.  With other links of interest.

A comparison of Wesley's hymns with those of Fanny Crosby.

Other

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Biographical Information

A brief biography.  With other helpful links.

A biography with a list of works.

Primary Works

A full list of texts available online.  Includes essays, poetry, and at least selections from his major works.

Secondary Works

A guide to Samuel Johnson.  A helpful starting point for information on Johnson’s life and work.

Other

A page full of links of interest on Johnson.

Archives. List from the NRA.

Samuel Walker (1714-1761)

Biographical Information

Walker was educated at Exeter College. Oxford.  He held a variety of positions as a clergyman, and eventually became rector of Truro in 1746. After settling in Truro, he was influenced by George Conan, and devoted himself to his ministry.  He preached evangelical sermons, and a revival began in Cornwall.  He communicated regularly with John and Charles Wesley and discussed with them the reasons they should not leave the established church. His published works were primarily based on sermons and included The Christian: a Course of eleven practical sermons, 1755 and The Covenant of Grace, in Nine sermons,1788.

Secondary Works

“Ecclesiola in Ecclesia” A lecture given in 1965 by D.M. Lloyd-Jones. It mentions the work of Walker as an example of a church within a church.

Other

A description of a work of Walker’s in a library collection. With a photo of the front cover and a brief historical context for Walker and his work.

A description of a recent book on Walker and the Cornish revival.

Howell Harris (1714-1773)

Biographical Information

Biography.

Secondary Works

“Howell Harris and Revival” a lecture given by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. This lecture give a brief biography and then discusses Harris’s work.

Other

Archives.

 

John Berridge (1716-1793)

Biographical Information

Biography of Berridge from Spurgeon’s Eccentric Preachers (no date given).

Secondary Works

An essay on Berridge’s Christian World Unmasked, 1773.

John Skinner (1721-1807)

Biographical Information

A biography, which calls him a significant Scot.

Primary Works

Tullochgorum.  A song, one of Robert Burns’s favourites.

Other

Archives. From NRA.

Christopher Smart (1722-1770)

Biographical Information

Biography.

Primary Works

Excerpts from selected poems.

Hymns for the Amusement of Children.

Jubilate Agno.  All the fragments of this incomplete poem.

More of Smart's poems.  Includes a poem based on the twenty-third psalm.

All of Smart's poems poems.  Includes other links to sites with information on Smart.

Song to David.  From The Oxford Book of English Verse (1919), ed. Arthur Quiller-Couch.

Secondary Works

“Insolent Women and Crest-fallen Men: Christopher Smart, The Midwife, and Literary Travestism” An essay by Ross King

Life Stories, Books, and Links. From Today in Literature.

Other

Other remarks on Smart’s madness.

Archives. From NRA.

Henry Venn (1725-1797)

Biographical Information

Biography. Form the Dictionary of African Christian Biography.

Other

A description of manuscripts related to the Venn family.

A portrait of Venn from the National Portrait Gallery.

John Newton (1725-1807)

Biographical Information

Life and work.  From a scanned encyclopedia page.

Biography.

Primary Works

Hymns.  Includes a brief biography and 288 hymn titles with links to the full text of some of the hymns.

Selected poems.  With a note on Newton’s life and work and biographical data.

Olney Hymns, 1779 from CCEL.  This text is searchable.

Selected letters.  With an introduction which discusses his influence on Wilberforce. Has a biographical link as well as links to letters.

Letters.

Secondary Works

Amazing Grace (1997),by Nick Mellersh. A shareware play based on Newton’s life.

Other

The Cowper and Newton Museum.  With many links giving historical context to both Cowper and Newton.

William Jones (1726-1800)

Biographical Information

Biographical sketch from an encyclopedia.  With a list of his works.

Biography.  An essay by Arthur Middleton.  In pdf format.

Another brief biography from a different point of view from above. With a list of works.

Primary Works

St. Stephen. Hymn music. With biographical data.

Other

A description of the church where Jones was the vicar. It includes a paragraph on the significance of Jones’ work.

Archives. List from NRA.

Samuel Seabury (1729-1796)

Biographical Information

A biographical sketch and portrait.

Another biographical sketch. From Project Canterbury

Primary Works

An Earnest Persuasive to Frequent Communion, 1789. Full text from Project Canterbury.

Works. From Project Canterbury.

Secondary Works

Memoir Concerning the Seabury Commemoration held at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, 1884. Printed in 1892.

On the consecration of Seabury as bishop in the United States after the American Revolution.

A sermon in honour of Seabury.

Other

The Samuel Seabury Window in a church in Dayton, OH.

George Horne (1730-1792)

Biographical Information

Horne was an academic. After attending University College, Oxford, he was elected to a fellowship at Magdelen College in 1750. He served as president of Magdelen College from 1768-1790.  In 1790 he became bishop of Norwich, and held that position until his death.Horne was a supporter of Methodism and wrote extensively.  His most influential work is his Commentary on the Psalms, 1771.

Other

Archives.

William Cowper (1731-1800)

Biographical Information

A brief biography.

Primary Works

Selected poetry.  With biographical data.

Complete Poetical Works. Includes a life of Cowper.  Searchable with downloadable word processor formats. From CCEL.

Hymns.  Sixty-five hymn titles with links to full text of some hymns. An audio of the most common tunes for the hymns is available.

Secondary Works

A brief bibliography.  Includes links to some online works.

Other

The Cowper and Newton Museum.  This site has many links giving the historical context for both Cowper and Newton’s work.

Samuel Horsley (1733-1806)

Biographical Information

A very brief biographical sketch.

Other

Manuscripts related to Joseph Priestly.  Horsley is named as a person with whom Joseph Priestly corresponded.

History of Isaac Newton’s archives. A description of Horsley’s edition of Isaac Newton’s works.

The connections of a parish to Captain James Cook. Includes a paragraph on Horsley.

Thomas Haweis (1734-1820)

Biographical Information

Biography.

Primary Works

Hymns.  With a brief biographical sketch and a list of other published works.

“Oh thou from whom all goodness flows” a hymn by Haweis.

Other Hymns

Secondary Works

A Remember Me a hymn by Haweis.

Other

“Churches in French Polynesia.”  Haweis’ work with the London Missionary Society included sending missionaries to the area.

Letters of Haweis listed in an archive at Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University.

Haweis family archive.

Evanngelical Principles and Practice (1803) being 14 sermons preached by Haweis at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford.

Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)

Biographical Information

A Biography.

Primary Works

Primary works including poetry, a sermon, essays, diary entries. With an essay by Ryle on Toplady.

Hymns and essays.  With a brief biographical introduction.

“The Road to Rome.”  An anti-Arminian essay.

“The “god” of Arminianism.”  Another anti-Arminian essay.

“Arminianism: The Golden Idol of Free-Will.”

“Thoughts on the Assurance of Faith.”  A brief reflection.

“Christ Our Passover”.

“The Sufferings and Death of Christ.”

“The Resurrection of Christ.”

Hymns.  With a brief biographical sketch.

Selected poetry.  With biographical data.

James Woodforde (1740-1803)

Biographical Information

Biographical sketch and some discussion of the contents Woodforde’s diary.

Primary Works

Secondary Works

A sermon which draws heavily from Woodforde’s diaries.

Other

The Parson Woodforde Society.  With a brief biography and diary excerpts.

Hannah More (1745-1833)

Biographical Information

A biography dealing with her contributions to youth work. With a reference list at the end.

Life and work.  From The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes 1907-21). Volume XI: The Period of the French Revolution.

A biography which notes her influence on Evangelical women in the 19th century.

Primary Works

Sensibility: An Epistle to the Honourable Mrs.Boscawen. Plain text version of the poem. With notes at the end.

Slavery: A Poem.  The full text including a reproduction of the title page of 1788.

Practical Piety: The Influence of the Religion of the Heart on the Conduct of the Life, 1811. Full text of this book. It is difficult to move between chapters.

Secondary Works

"Study to be Quiet": Hannah More and the Invention of Conservative Culture in Britain An article by Kevin Gilmartin.

Other

Bibliography.  Includes two links to works by More.

Thomas Scott (1747-1821)

Biographical Information

Primary Works

On Prophecy from the introduction to his annotated Bible.

Other

Alexander Jolly (1756-1838)

Biographical Information

Jolly was ordained in the Scottish Episcopal Church after studies at Marischal College, Aberdeen.  He served as a parish priest, and was known for his saintly character. He was appointed bishop of Moray in 1798. The two books for which he is remembered are Observations upon the several Sunday Services and principal Holy days prescribed by the Liturgy throughout the Year, 1828 and The Christian Sacrifice in the Eucharist considered, as it is, The Doctrine of Holy Scripture, 1831.

Other

Jolly's library. Jolly Collection, National Library of Scotland. In 1958 the Theological College of the Episcopal Church in Scotland deposited on long-term loan a large part of the library of Alexander Jolly (1756-1838), Episcopal Bishop of Moray. This deposit was converted into a gift in 1970, and the remaining books from Jolly’s library were added to it. There are 2,976 volumes mostly on theological subjects, spiritual and devotional literature (especially Anglican), dating from the 16th to the 19th century, but also including two incunabula printed at Strasbourg. A number of volumes have annotations in Jolly’s hand.

Archives with material related to Jolly.

Alexander Knox (1757-1831)

Biographical Information

Knox was an Irish theological writer.  Because of poor health, he had no formal schooling, but had an impressive knowledge of the classics.  He corresponded with many people and was friends with John Wesley, Hannah More, and William Wilberforce among others. He published An Enquiry on Grounds of Scripture and Reason into the Use and Import of the Eucharistic Symbols in 1824. Following his death, his literary remains were published in four volumes, as was the correspondence between Knox and Bishop Jebb.

Other

Archives. From the NRA.

William Wilberforce (1759-1833)

Biographical Information

Brief biography.  With prayers to commemorate Wilberforce’s life.

A biographical sketch which emphasizes Wilberforce’s anti-slavery work.

A longer biography with a portrait and bibliography.

Primary Works

Abolition Speech, 1789.  Two newspaper accounts of Wilberforce’s speech, both claiming to be his actual words.

Secondary Works

“William Wilberforce and His Circle of Friends.” An article by Richard Gathro on the ‘Clapham Sect.’

Other

A letter from John Wesley to Wilberforce on slavery.

A Sonnet to William Wilberforce, Esq. by William Cowper.

Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq. by Anna Letitia Barbauld. A poem to Wilberforce after the rejection of the anti-slavery bill.

Archive.  Description of some of Wilberforce’s letters held by the archive at St. John’s, Cambridge.

Charles Simeon (1759-1836)

Biographical Information

Life and Work.  An appreciation of Simeon’s life and work in pdf format.

Biography and influence.  Emphasis on Simeon’s work in establishing Christian Union at Cambridge, and the growth of other university clubs.

Primary Works

Secondary Works

Charles Simeon: His Trials and his Patience in the Ministry. An article by John Piper.

Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering.  A meditation on the life of Charles Simeon. This article holds up Simeon as an example to pastors.

Simeon’s Brigade.  On Charles Simeon as a leader of students.

Other

Holy Trinity Church. Churchin Cambridge where Simeon was vicar.

Sydney Smith (1771-1845)

Biographical Information

Biography.

Primary Works

Fallacies of Anti-Reformers, 1824.  With an introduction to Sydney Smith as a writer, and this particular piece, which is a book review.

Works. From Project Gutenberg.

Works in one volume.

Indian Missions, 1808.  Page images from The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith.  With an introduction to the essay and the issues it addresses.

Selected Poetry.  With biographical data.

Secondary Works

English Men of Letters: Sydney Smith by George W.E. Russell (London, 1905).

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Biographical Information

Biography.  With references to two print biographies.

Biography.  From the American Academy of Poets. With an extensive bibliography.

Primary Works

Poetry.  Organized three different ways for ease of access, chronologically, alphabetically, and a first line index.

Religious Musings.

Selected Poetry and Prose.  With biographical data.

Literary theory and criticism.  Includes excerpts from Biographia Literaria as well as  excerpts organized by subject.

Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology.  Includes excerpts from Biographia Literaria and his notebook as well as excerpts organized by subject.

Letters.  Selected letters organized chronologically and by subject.

Index of electronic texts from Rutgers.  (Scroll down)

Secondary Works

Short essays on Coleridge’s themes, imagery and genre.

Rare Device.  A short essay on Coleridge’s poetry.

Bibliography.From Poetry Archive site.

Coleridge’s Religion.  A short outline of Coleridge’s thought and writings on religion.

Other

An electronic archive of things Coleridge.  Includes much more than the few links to this site under other headings above.

Website for Coleridge collection at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

John Henry Hobart (1775-1830)

Biographical Information

Biographical sketch.  Includes prayers.

Biography.  A much longer biography with more detail on Hobart’s life and influence.

Primary Works

The Duty of the Clergy, 1829. From Project Canterbury.

The Christian Bishop Approving Himself Unto God.  A Sermon delivered in 1827.  From Project Canterbury.

The High Churchman Vindicated. 1826.  From Project Canterbury.

Secondary Works

Two addresses given at a service of Thanksgiving for the life of Hobart, Oct. 22, 1930.  From Project Canterbury.

John Jebb (1775-1833)

Biographical Information

Very brief biographical information and resources.

Secondary Works

The Life of John Jebb...Bishop of Limerick by Charles Forster, 2 vols. (London, 1836).

Other

Archives. From the National Register of Archives.

John Marriott (1780-1825)

Biographical Information

Brief Biography.  With links to hymns.

Primary Works

“Thou Whose Almighty Word.” Hymn by Marriott. With a brief biography.

Other

Archives. From the NRA.

Reginald Heber (1783-1826)

Biographical Information

Biography.  Includes a list of some of Heber’s hymns.

Primary Works

Hymns.  With portraits and biographical information. Lists 43 hymn titles.

Selected Poetry.  With biographical data.

“Hosanna to the Living Lord.”  Hymn.

“Holy, Holy, Holy.”  Hymn.

Secondary Works

Other

Archive description of a sermon manuscript of Heber’s.

Archive description of a letter of Heber’s.

Art depicting the death of Heber.