Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Abbott, Edwin Abbott
ABBOTT, The Rev. Edwin Abbott, D.D., born in London in 1838, was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he became a Fellow. (B.A. 7th Senior Optime, and 1st class in Classics, 1861; M.A. 1864.) He was Assistant Master in King Edward's School, Birmingham, from 1862 to 1865, when he was appointed Head Master of the City of London School. He was twice Select Preacher at Cambridge; Hulsean Lecturer in that university, 1876; also Select Preacher of the University of Oxford, 1877. The Archbishop of Canterbury conferred on him the degree of D.D. in 1872. Dr. Abbott has published the following theological works:—"Bible Lessons," 1872; "Cambridge Sermons," 1875; "Through Nature to Christ," 1877. His other works are, a "Shakespearian Grammar," 1870; an edition of Bacon's "Essays," 1876; "Bacon and Essex," 1877; and an "English Grammar." Dr. Abbott is also the author of two religious romances, published anonymously:—"Philochristus: Memoirs of a Disciple of our Lord," 1878; and "Onesimus: Memoirs of a Disciple of St. Paul," 1882.