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Church Richard William

Church, Richard William (1815-1890), an English clergyman and noted man of letters. After spending much of his youth on the Continent he entered at Oxford and was elected fellow of Oriel College. In 1853 he was presented to the rectory of Whatloy, and in 1854 his Essays and Reviews established his reputation as a gifted and scholarly writer. He produced many works, some of the most esteemed among them being a Life of St. Anselm. (1871), an essay upon Dante, Spenser, and Bacon in the "English Men of Letters" series, and many occasional essays. From 1871 till his death be was Dean of St. Paul's.