A Compendium of Irish Biography/Wheeler, George Bomford

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A Compendium of Irish Biography by Alfred Webb
Wheeler, George Bomford

Wheeler, George Bomford, Rev., author of several classical translations and educational works, was born in Ireland in 1805. After a distinguished career at the University of Dublin (taking a scholarship in 1832, and a senior classical moderatorship in 1834), he entered the Church, and was for a large part of his life rector of Ballysax, in the County of Kildare. He was for many years editor of the Irish Times, one of the leading Dublin papers, and in that position displayed wonderful temper and an unflagging industry, which seemed unaffected by age. His educational works, chiefly classical, numbered some fifty. He edited Homer, Horace, Cicero, and Ovid, with notes, and published a Latin Grammar and a new edition of Murray's English Grammar. Dr. Wheeler died from the results of an accident, at Newbridge, 21st October 1877, aged 72, and was buried at Ballysax. [1]

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