Charles James Blomfield, an English clergyman and scholar, born at Bury St. Edmunds, May 29, 1786, died in London, Aug. 5, 1857. He was educated at Trinity college, Cambridge, and in 1810-'12 edited the "Prometheus" and other plays of AEschylus. His edition of Cal-limachus appeared in 1824. He contributed largely to the Museum Criticum, and to the quarterly reviews, generally furnishing critical papers on classical subjects. He edited the Musae Gantabrigienses in conjunction with Ren-nel, and the "Posthumous Tracts" of Porson in conjunction with Monk, afterward bishop of Gloucester. He also edited the Adversaria Por8oni, and in 1828 compiled a Greek grammar for schools. In 1810 he was appointed to the rectories of Warrington and Dunton; in 1819 he was made a chaplain to the bishop of London; in 1824 he became bishop of Chester, and in 1828 bishop of London. He occupied that see for 28 years, and retired in September, 1856, on account of ill health, with a pension of £5,000 a year, and the use of the palace at Fulham for life. In parliament he maintained high church principles. He took great interest in measures for the relief of the poor and the improvement of the laboring classes, and advocated the general diffusion of education.

Besides his classical publications, he was the author of a "Manual of Family Prayers" and "Lectures on the Acts of the Apostles."