1848 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Richard Mant

Rufus Griswold, in Sacred Poets (1848; 1866) 454.



DR. RICHARD MANT, one of the editors of a most valuable edition of the Holy Bible, is a living writer of great eminence. After filling for a time the office of Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, he became rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, and in 1820 was appointed to the see of Killaloe, whence he was translated in 1823 to Down and Connor. Beside an admirable treatise on The Happiness of the Blessed, some volumes of Sermons, and a valuable History of the Church of Ireland, Bishop Mant has published numerous small poems on sacred subjects which have a high degree of merit.