Richard Chenevix Trench


Born
in Dublin, Ireland
September 09, 1807

Died
March 28, 1886

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Richard Chenevix Trench (9 September 1807 – 28 March 1886) was an Anglican archbishop and poet.

Known as Richard Trench until 1873 .

He was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Richard Trench (1774–1860) and the Dublin writer Melesina Chenevix (1768–1827). His elder brother was Francis Chenevix Trench. He went to school at Harrow, and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1829. In 1830 he visited Spain. While incumbent of Curdridge Chapel near Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire, he published (1835) The Story of Justin Martyr and Other Poems, which was favourably received, and was followed in 1838 by Sabbation, Honor Neale, and other Poems, and in 1842 by Poems from Eastern Sources. These volumes revealed the author as the most gifted of the
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Trench's Synonyms of the Ne...

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Plutarch, His Life, His Par...

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On The Study Of Words

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Shipwrecks of Faith: Three ...

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On the Study of Words, & En...

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Sermons Preached Before the...

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Notes on the Miracles of Ou...

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“Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved.”
Richard C. Trench

“A good ship is never tested in calm waters.”
Richard Trench

“I travel back to Shakespeare, to Spenser, to Gascoigne, to Hawes, to Chaucer, Wiclif, and at length to Piers Ploughman, Robert of Gloucester, or whatever other work is taken as the earliest in our tongue. It is quite impossible with any consistency to make a stand anywhere, or to admit any words now obsolete without including, or at least attempting to include all.”
Richard Chenevix Trench, On Some Deficiencies in Our English Dictionaries

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