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WORDSWORTH.

ftively to the duties of the episco- pate, takinf< an active j)art in the affairs of the Scottish Church. He is one t*f the New Testament Company for the KevUion of the Authorized Version of the Bible. The pub- lished works of the Bishop of St. Andrews are chiefly of a theolojfical character. There are, however, some excf'ptions ; among which must K' mentioned hie ** Qrtecs^ (Jranimaticffi Kudimenta/* pub- lished in 1839, and now in the sixteenth edition j ** The College of St. Mary Winton/' an illustrated work, in 1848; a volume "OnShak- spere's Knowledge and Use of the Bible/* in 1854 j and " A Greek Primer/' in 1870. His other publi- cations are, "Christian Boyhood at a Public School," in 18i(3; " Cate- chesis, or Christian Instruction," fourth (enlarged) edition, 1S04; a •• Letter to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone on Religious Liberty;" and numerous sermons, charges, and pamphlets. His elaborate judicial "Opinions" on the cases of the Bishop of Brechin and tlie Rev. P. Cheyne, and his "Notes on the Eucharistic Controversy" (the last printed for the use of his clergy and private circulation only), are a powerful vindication of the doc- trines held by the Anglican Church. He has made various appeals to the Presbyterian commimity in Scot- land in the form of lectures, &c., on behalf of unity among Chris- tians ; among which may be speci- fied " A United Church for tlie United Kingdom," advocated in a tercentenary discourse on the Scot- tish Reformation, together with Proofs and lUustrationB, designed to form a ** Manual of Reformation Facts and Principles," in 1860 ; and

  • • The Outlines of the Christian

Ministry delineated and brought to the Test of Reason, Holy Scripture, History, and Experience ; with a view to the Reconciliation of Exist- ing Differences concerning it, espe- ^ally between Presbytwians and Episcopalians," 1872.

! WORDSWORTH, The Right Rev. Chbistophkb, D.D., Bishop ] of Lincoln, son of the Rev. Chris- topher Wordsworth, D.D., Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and . PrisciUa, daughter of Chailes Lloyd, Esq., the well-known banker of Birmingham ; nephew of Wil- liam Wordsworth, the celebrated poet, and younger brother of the Right Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dun- blane, was bom in 1807, and edu- cated at Winchester and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he closed a brilliant undergraduate course by graduating B.A. in 1830, taking high honours, and was elected a FeUow of his college. Having re- ceived deacon's and priest's oraers, he was appointed, in 183G, Public Orator at Cambridge and Head Master of Harrow School, which poet he held until 1844, when the late Sir R. Peel preferred him to a Canonry in Westminster Abbey. He was Hulsean Lecturer at Cam- bridge in 1847-8, and in 1869 he was appointed Bishop of Lincoln^ being consecrated on Feb. 24 in Westminster Abbey. He took part in the proceedings of the "Old Catholic " Congress held at C^ogne in Sept., 1872. His best known works are his edition of the Greek Testament, with notes; "The Old Testament, in the Authorized Ver- sion, with Notes and Introdno tions;" "The Holy Year, or Original Hymns ; " " OccaBional Sermons in Westminster Abbey ; " " Lectures on Inspiration ; " " Theo- philus Anglicanus ; " " Memoirs of Wmiam Wordsworth;" " Athois and Attica ; " " Greece, Historical, Pictorial, and DescriptiTe ; " " St- Hippolytus and the Church of Rome in the Beginning of the Third Century" (from the newly-disoo- vered Philosophumena) ; "Diary in France;" "Letters to M. Gond<«  on the Distinctive Character of the Church of Rome;'* "Anci«it Writings from the Walls of Pom- peii;" "Theocritus," from the