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