1831–1884
Charles Stuart Calverley

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 22, 1831, Mart­ley, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 17, 1884, Folke­stone, Kent, Eng­land.

Buried: Cher­i­ton Road Ce­me­te­ry, Folke­stone, Kent, Eng­land.

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Biography

Charles was the son of Hen­ry Blayds, some time vi­car of South Stoke, Ox­ford­shire (who took the name of Cal­ver­ley in 1852).

Charles en­tered Har­row School in 1846, then passed to Ox­ford, but com­ing un­der the cen­sure of the au­thor­i­ties, he moved to Cam­bridge in 1852.

Af­ter gain­ing some of the best class­ic­al priz­es of that Un­i­ver­si­ty, he gra­du­at­ed first class in Class­i­cal hono­rs.

In due course he was called to the Bar and fol­lowed the North­ern cir­cuit. He is known to hym­no­dy through sev­er­al trans­la­tions from the La­tin, which he made for the Hym­na­ry in 1871, and were pub­lished ther­ein in 1872.

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