The Times/1905/Obituary/Joseph Hirst Lupton
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Joseph Hirst Lupton (1836-1905)
Source: Obituary. The Times, Saturday, Dec 16, 1905; pg. 9; Issue 37892; col F
The Rev. Joseph Hirst Lupton, D.D., who died yesterday at his residence, Earl's-terrace, Kensington, in his 70th year, was well-known to many generations of Paulines. He graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge, of which society he was a scholar, in 1858, but being bracketed fifth classic. He also won the members' prize for a Latin essay. On leaving Cambridge he was appointed second classical master at the City of London School and was ordained deacon (priest, 1860) by the Bishop of London (Dr. Tait), becoming curate of St. Paul's, Hampstead. He was elected to a Fellowship at St. John's College in 1860, holding it until 1863. After serving the City of London School for five years, he was appointed in 1864 to the office which he was to hold for 35 years, that of Surmaster of St. Paul's School. Dean Colet's foundation was then content to be a comparatively small institution under the shadow of the Cathedral. Mr. Lupton saw the end of the old system and the removal to Hammersmith, with all the developments that have followed. While the school remained in the City he was curate from 1863 to 1879 of the neighbouring church of St. Matthew, Friday-street, which was demolished soon afterwards. he was appointed Hulsean lecturer in 1887, and in 1890 became preacher to the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, an office which held for ten years. But during the latter part of this period his health began to fail. He had perhaps been at all times more suited by temperament to St. Payl's School as it was in the City than as it became in Hammersmith, and in 1899 he resigned. He was an elegant Latin scholar and displayed personally an old=world courtesy which won him general respect. He proceeded to the degree of D.D. in 1896, and in 1897 won the Seatonian prize at Cambridge for a sacred poem. He was the author of several works and editions, giving his chief study to the life and works of Dean Colet, Erasmus, and Sir Thomas More.
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