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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 and 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
LIFE OF REGINALD HEBER, D.D.
THE LATE TALENTED, INDEFATIGABLE, AND PIOUS
LORD BISHOP OF CALCUTTA,
UNQUESTIONABLY ONE OF ITS BRIGHTEST LUMINARIES,
WHO NOBLY FELL
IN THE CAUSE OF MISSIONS IN THE EAST,
BY HIS LORDSHIP'S KIND PERMISSION,
MOST RESPECTFULLY, AND WITH EVERY SENTIMENT OF VENERATION
BY HIS LORDSHIP'S HUMBLE AND OBEDIENT SERVANT,
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.
Mould 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.