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us: Mitford, John, 1781-1859


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    • us: J. M. (John Mitford), 1781-1859
    • us: M., J. (John Mitford), 1781-1859
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    • found: Sacred specimens, selected from The early English poets, 1994: header (John Mitford, 1781-1859)
    • found: LC in OCLC, 12/16/98 (hdg: Mitford, John, 1781-1859; usage: John Mitford)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 4, 2016: John Mitford (priest) (John Mitford (1781-1859) was an English clergyman and man of letters; born at Richmond, Surrey, on 13 August 1781; on 22 December 1808 he was ordained as a Church of England priest; died at Benhall vicarage on 27 April 1859, St Giles, London; in 1833 began to contribute to the Gentleman's Magazine a series of articles on the old English poets and on sacred poetry, paying particular attention to the works of Prudentius. During that year William Pickering purchased a share in the magazine, and a new series was started in January 1834: Mitford became editor. For seventeen years Mitford contributed monthly, and he edited the magazine successfully until the end of 1850. During these years he also wrote numerous poems signed J. M. His communications dropped off after 1850)
    • found: Oxford dictionary of national biography, via WWW, August 4, 2016 (Mitford, John (1781-1859), literary scholar and Church of England clergyman, was born at Richmond, Surrey, on 13 August 1781; in the autumn of 1809 Mitford was ordained, and was licensed to the curacy of Kelsale in Suffolk. Within three months he obtained through Lord Redesdale's interest the vicarage of Benhall, near Saxmundham, Suffolk, to which he was instituted on 17 February 1810; in 1833 Mitford began to contribute to the Gentleman's Magazine a series of articles on the old English poets and on sacred poetry, paying particular attention to the works of Prudentius. During that year William Pickering, a publisher, purchased a share in the magazine, and a new series was started in January 1834, when Mitford became editor. For seventeen years Mitford's contributions never failed for a single month, and he edited the magazine assiduously and successfully until the close of 1850. During these prosperous years of that periodical he varied this routine work with the composition of numerous poems signed J. M. His communications after 1850 were few; died at his Benhall vicarage on 26 April 1859, and was buried at Stratford St Andrew) {http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/18856}
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