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Heber, Reginald (1783-1826), an English divine and poet, was born at Malpas, Cheshire, and educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he gained the Newdigate prize with his Palestine in 1803. He became fellow of All Souls' next year, and was Bampton Lecturer in 1817. After holding the benefice of Hodnet in Shropshire for several years, he was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823, but died of apoplexy after three years. Besides contributing to the Quarterly Revieiv, he edited the works of Jeremy Taylor, and wrote some of the best hymns in the Ancient and Modern collection. One of the finest of them is "Holy, Holy, Holy," and the most popular. "From Greenland's icy mountains." Heber's half-brother Richard (1773-1833) was a great book-collector.