Jan 3. At Wetherden, Suffolk, aet. 78, Richard Shepherd, D.D. F.R.S. Archdeacon of Bedford, and Rector of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk. Formerly of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His numerous writings evince his eminence as a divine and a philosopher. His first publication was An Ode to Love, 1756; to which he added Odes Descriptive and Allegorical, 1761, 4to. and The Nuptials, a didactic poem, in three books, 1762. He also wrote some dramatic pieces. See Biog. Dram. I. 410. He was author of many sermons; and translated Polyaenus's Strategems of War from the Greek, 1793, &c. &c.