Edward Harwood, an English author, born in Lancashire in 1729, died in London, Jan. 14, 1794. He was educated for the ministry, and in 1765 took charge of a small Unitarian society in Bristol. At the end of five years, in consequence of charges affecting his religious opinions and private character, he was induced to go to London, where he passed the remainder of his life. He published " A Liberal Translation of the New Testament" (2 vols., 1767); "Introduction to the Study of the New Testament " (2 vols., 1767-'71); " View of the various Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics" (1775); and "The New Testament collated with the most approved MSS., with Select Notes in English, Critical and Explanatory" (2 vols., 1776).
Edward Hayes Plumptre, an English clergyman, born Aug. 6, 1821. He was educated at University college, Oxford, and became fellow of Brasenose in 1844. He was appointed chaplain of King's college, London, in 1847, professor of pastoral theology in 1853, prebendary of St. Paul's in 1863, and professor of New Testament exegesis in 1864. He was preacher at Lincoln's Inn for several years, elect preacher at Oxford in 1851-'3 and 1864 -'6, and Boyle lecturer in 1866. In 1869 he became rector of Pluckley, Kent. He is one of the company of revisers of the authorized version of the Bible (1875). His principal publications are: "Sermons at King's College " (1859); " Lazarus, and other Poems" (1864); " Master and Scholar, with other Poems " (1866); " Christ and Christendom," Boyle lectures (1867); " The Tragedies of Sophocles," in verse (2d ed., (1867); " The Tragedies of AEschylus," in verse (1868); and "Biblical Studies" (1870).
Edward Henry Palmer, an English orientalist, born in Cambridge, Aug. 7, 1840. He graduated at Cambridge in 1867, accompanied the Sinai survey expedition in 1868-'9, and explored the land of Moab and other regions of the East in 1869-'70. In 1871 he became professor of Arabic at Cambridge. He has translated Moore's "Paradise and the Peri" into Persian, the Persian "History of Donna Juliana" into French, and various Persian poems into English. Among his prose writings are "The Negah, or South Country of Scripture, and the Desert of Et-Tih" (1871), and "The Desert of the Exodus: Journeys on foot in the Wilderness of the Forty Years' Wanderings" (1871).
Edward Hopkins, governor of the colony of Connecticut, born in Shrewsbury, England, in 1600, died in London in March, 1657. He was a prominent merchant of London, and came to Boston in 1637, but soon after removed to Hartford, where he was chosen a magistrate in 1639, and governor of the colony every other year from 1640 to 1654, alternating with Haynes. He aided in forming the union of the New England colonies in 1643. On the death of his elder brother he went back to England, and became warden of the English fleet, commissioner of the admiralty and navy, and member of parliament. But he never lost his interest in the colonies, and at his death bequeathed much of his estate to New England, giving £1,000 for the support of grammar schools in Hartford and New Haven, which are still kept up, and £500 which was assigned to Harvard college and the grammar school at Cambridge.