the third child of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was a distinguished English scholar and author. He was sent with his brother Hartley to be educated at a small school near Ambleside. In the autumn of 1822 he joined them as a contributor to Knight's Quarterly Magazine. His contributions, signed "DAVENANT CECIL", were mostly poetical. He proceeded B.A. 1824, and M.A. 1829. In 1825 he was ordained by William Carey, Bishop of Exeter; soon afterwards he was appointed master of the grammar school at Helston, Cornwall. While at Helston he published his largest work, The Scriptural Character of the English Church (1839).
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