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OF THE

LIFE AND WRITINGS

OP THE

RIGHT REVEREND

REGINALD HEBER, D. D.

LATE

LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA.

BY

THOMAS TAYLOR,

AUTHOR OF THE LIFE OF COWPER.

“Not for ambition nor for gain,
Took he the overseeing on himself

Of that wide flock dispersed,

Neglected all too long.
Thither devoted to the work he went,

Forsaking friends kin,

Books, leisure, privacy;
Pursuits that with the learned and the wise
Should have assured his name its lasting place

There spent his precious life,
There left his holy dust."

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:

JOHN HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY.

MDCCCXXXVI.

251,

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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

CHARLES, EARL GREY, DE HOWICK, K. G.

THE ENLIGHTENED, FIRM, AND CONSISTENT FRIEND OF THE

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PREFACE.

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

Christian character.

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.

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