Alford, Henry (1810-1871)

Alford, Henry, born in London in 1810, in 1829 entered Trinity College, Cambridge, and having taken a good degree, in 1834 gained a fellowship. Incumbent of Wymeswold, Leicestershire (1835-53), and then of Quebec Chapel, London, in 1857 he became Dean of Canterbury. He died 12th January 1871. Besides 104 articles, some of them contributed to the Contemporary Review, of which he was the first editor (1866-70), he published 48 volumes, among them The School of the Heart and Other Poems (1835), Chapters of the Greek Poets (1841), an annotated Greek Testament (4 vols. 1844-60), and A Plea for the Queen's English (1S63). Several of his hymns are widely popular, as 4 Come, ye thankful people, come.' See Life by his widow (1873).
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 23.

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