Farrar, Frederick William (b. 1831)

Farrar, Frederick William, a celebrated divine and educationalist, born at Bombay; graduated with distinction at King's College, London, and at Cambridge; was ordained in 1854, and became head-master of Marlborough College; was for some years a select preacher to Cambridge University, and held successively the offices of honorary chaplain and chaplain-in-ordinary to the Queen; became canon of Westminster, rector of St. Margaret's, archdeacon, chaplain to the House of Commons, and dean of Canterbury; his many works include the widely-read school-tales, “Eric” and “St. Winifred's,” philological essays, and his vastly popular Lives of Christ and St. Paul, besides the “Early Days of Christianity,” “Eternal Hope,” and several volumes of sermons; in recent years have appeared “Darkness and Dawn” (1892) and “Gathering Clouds” (1895); (b. 1831).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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