1876 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Dale

Robert Carruthers, in Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature, 3rd ed. (1876; 1879) 8:158.



The Rev. Thomas Dale, Canon of St. Paul's, Vicar of St. Pancras, and ultimately Dean of Rochester, was author of two volumes of Sermons, the first preached at St. Bride, 1830, and the second before the University of Cambridge, 1832-36. The other publications of Mr. Dale are—The Sabbath Companion, 1844; Commentary on the Twenty-Third Psalm, 1845; The Domestic Liturgy and Family Chaplain, 1846; &c. Mr. Dale, while at college in Cambridge, published some poetical narratives, The Widow of Nain, The Outlaw of Tarsus, and Irad and Adah, afterwards collected into one volume, 1842. Mr. Dale was a native of London, born in 1797. He was for some time Professor of English Literature at the London University, and subsequently at King's College. He died in 1870.