The Life of Reginald Heber, D.D., Lord Bishop of Calcutta: Volume 1

The Life of Reginald Heber, D.D., Lord Bishop of Calcutta: Volume 1 : With Selections from his Correspondence, Unpublished Poems, and Private Papers; Together with a Journal of his Tour in Norway, Sweden, Russia, Hungary and Germany, and a History of the Cossaks

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Reginald Heber (1783-1826), had for a long time been interested in the Church of England's overseas missions when he was appointed second Bishop of Calcutta in 1823. The diocese had been established only in 1814, and included India, Southern Africa and Australia; Heber's short episcopate involved much travelling around his scattered flock. His widow, Amelia published his Sermons and Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India (also available in this series), before writing this two-volume biography, published in 1830 and also containing previously unpublished writings by Heber. Volume 1 focuses on Heber's early life and career, including travels across Scandinavia and Russia, and describes how he became active in literary as well as church matters, publishing poetry and the hymns for which he is now best remembered, and working with the Church Missionary Society. His unfinished History of the Cossaks is included in an more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1139198602
  • 9781139198608

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Family of Heber; 2. Departure from England; 3. Strund to Petersburg; 4. Petersburg to Moscow; 5. Moscow; 6. Moscow to Taganrog; 7. Taganrog to Tcherkask; 8. Tcherkask to Leopold; 9. Lemberg to Yarmouth; 10. Return home; 11. Marriage; 12. Publication of Mr. Reginald Heber's poems; 13. Dissenters; 14. Death of the Rev. T. C. Heber; 15. Mr. Reginald Heber appointed Prebendary of St. Asaph; 16. Lines by Dr Turner; 17. Critique on Scott's 'Force of Truth'; Appendix. History of the more