Literary squire and parson
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 @ 00:19
Adrian Leak considers the author of 'Onward,
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was born into a WestCountry family who had held the manor and patronage of LewTrenchard in Devon for many generations. Known now chiefly as theauthor of the hymn "Onward, Christian soldiers", he was in his timea widely read author on church history, theology, folklore,archaeology, and hymns. His Lives of the Saints ran to 15volumes, and he wrote 40 novels. Nevertheless, he regarded hisprincipal work as that of priest and pastor, culminating in ...
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