The New Student's Reference Work/Toplady, Augustus Montague

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The New Student's Reference Work (1914)
Toplady, Augustus Montague
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Top′lady, Augustus Montague, was born at Farnham, Surrey, England, Nov. 4, 1740.  He went to Westminster School and Trinity College, Dublin, became a clergyman, and preached in Devonshire and in London.  For a time he was editor of a religious magazine, and he published religious books.  He is remembered as a hymn-writer, especially as the author of Rock of Ages.  Toplady died at London, Aug. 11, 1778.