Plumptre, Edward Hayes (1821-91), distinguished English divine and scholar, graduated at Oxford and was elected a fellow in 1844. He entered the Church, and was appointed professor of" pastoral theology in 1853, professor of New Testament exegesis in 1864, and Boyle lecturer in 1866. In 1869 he became one of the revisers of the Bible, and continued in that post till 1874. Besides poems and occasional sermons, he published translations from Sophocles (1866), from JSschylus (1870)r and Dante (1886). His Boyle lectures appeared in 1867, and he was made Dean of Wells in 1881.