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LIFE AND WRITINGS
REGINALD HEBER, D. D.
LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.
AUTHOR OF THE LIFE OF COWPER.
“Not for ambition nor for gain,
Of that wide flock dispersed,
Neglected all too long.
Forsaking friends kin,
Books, leisure, privacy;
There spent his precious life,
JOHN HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY.
CHARLES, EARL GREY, DE HOWICK, K. G.
THE ENLIGHTENED, FIRM, AND CONSISTENT FRIEND OF THE
The Author of this Memoir has attempted to give
a complete and connected, yet concise sketch of
the life and labours of the late lamented BISHOP
Heber, in his Lordship's official, literary, and
He has drawn his materials
chiefly from the Life of his Lordship by his widow —from the Bishop's Journal—and from Mr. Robinson's Last Days of Heber; to which able works he refers all those who wish for more ample details of his Lordship’s interesting life and character.
Nould it appear to any that he has spoken of his Lordship in terms too laudatory, he has only to
assure such that he has been most anxious to avoid
partiality, and has carefully endeavoured not to misrepresent, in any way, a single circumstance in his Lordship’s life.