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John Henry Hopkins
John H. Hopkins, Autobiography in Verse: Dedicated to My Children
"He was born in Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 30, 1792, and came to America in 1800, with his mother. Originally he was a worker in iron; but he read law, and began practice; then later turned to the study of theology, was ordained, and was elected rector of Trinity Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. (May, 1824). In 1831 he was elected Bishop of Vermont and Rector of St. Paul's Church, Burlington. He resigned the rectorship, 1856, that he might devote his time entirely to his Diocese and the building up of the Vermont Episcopal Institute. In 1863 he became Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. He published many articles in newspapers and magazines and left a mass of unpublished material at his death. He died in Burlington Jan. 9, 1868."
[Walter John Coates (ed.), A Bibliography of Vermont Poetry and Gazetteer of Vermont Poets 210-211 (Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1942)] [Vol. 1] [Vol. 2, apparently, was never published] [Used with permission of the Vermont Historical Society]
John Henry Hopkins, The History of the Church, in Verse: Composed for the Use of Bible-classes, schools, and families, in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States (New York: W.I. Pooley, publisher, 1867) [online text]
__________________, Autobiography in Verse: Dedicated to My Children (Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1866)