Richard De Bury

See Aungervyle.

Richard Edwards

Richard Edwards, an English dramatist, born in Somersetshire in 1523, died about 1566. He was educated at Corpus Christi college, Oxford. His "Damon and Pythias " was the first English tragedy on a classical subject, and was acted before the queen at Oxford about 1566. All his other dramas are lost. He wrote several minor poems, of which Amantium Irce has been often reprinted.

Richard Frederick Littledale

Richard Frederick Littledale, an Irish clergyman, born in Dublin, Sept. 14, 1833. He graduated at Trinity college, Dublin, in 1854, took orders in England in 1856, and was a curate in London till 1861, since which he has been occupied in writing. Among his works are: "Philosophy of Revivals" (1860); "Offices of the Holy Eastern Church-" (1863); "Catholic Ritual in the Church of England " (1865); "Lecture on the Reformers" (1868); "Commentary on the Song of Songs " (1869); " Church Reform " (1870); " Pharisaic Prose-lytism" (1870); and "Church and Dissent" (1871). He has also edited St. Anselm's Cur Deus Homo? (1863), and "Primitive Liturgies in Greek and English" (1868-'9).

Richard Glover

Richard Glover, an English poet and politician, born in London in 1712, died there, Nov. 25, 1785. He was educated for a mercantile life, but early manifested a love of letters, and at the age of 16 wrote a poem to the memory of Sir Isaac Newton. In 1737 he published an epic on the Persian invasion of Greece, entitled "Le-onidas," which was thought to have an application to English politics, and was for a time much admired. A continuation of it, under the title of the "Atheniad," appeared in 1787. His "London, or the Progress of Commerce," and a ballad called "Hosier's Ghost" (1739), were written to rouse his countrymen to a war with Spain. He was active in politics as an opponent of Walpole, and was returned to parliament for Weymouth in 1760. He wrote several tragedies, and a diary which was published in 1813, and in the following year appeared an "Inquiry" attempting to prove that he was the author of the letters of Junius.

Richard Gough

Richard Gough, an English antiquary, born in London, Oct. 21, 1735, died Feb. 20, 1809. He was a fellow of the royal society, and for many years director of the society of antiquaries, of which he wrote a history, and to whose Archoeologia he was a frequent contributor. Among his works are enumerated an edition of Camden's Britannia, the valuable additions to which were the fruit of many excursions through England, Scotland, and Wales; "Anecdotes of British Topography" (4to, 1768; enlarged, 2 vols. 4to, 1780); and "Sepulchral Monuments of Great Britain " (3 or 5 vols. fol, 1786-'96).

Richard Grenville

Richard Grenville . See Temple, Earl.

Richard Grenville Temple

Richard Grenville Temple, earl, an English statesman, born Sept. 26, 1711, died at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, Sept. 11, 1777. He was the oldest son of Richard Grenville and Hester Temple, and in 1752 succeeded his mother, who had been created in 1749 Countess Temple, as Earl Temple. The marriage of his sister Hester Grenville with William Pitt, afterward earl of Chatham, was the means of introducing him to public life, and during the first Pitt administration he was a prominent member of the cabinet. In 1852-3 appeared "The Grenville Papers " (4 vols. 8vo), comprising the correspondence of Earl Temple and his brother George Grenville between 1742 and 1777, edited by W. J. Smith. The present representative of the Grenvilles is the duke of Buckingham and Ohandos.