1758–1804

Introduction

Born: June 4, 1758, Car­lisle, Cum­bria, Eng­land.

Died: Ap­ril 12, 1804, New­cas­tle up­on Tyne, Eng­land.

Biography

Son of George Car­lyle, Joseph was ed­u­cat­ed first at Christ­church, then at Queens’ Col­lege, Cam­bridge (AB 1779, AM 1782, STB 1793).

He lat­er served as a profess­or of Ar­ab­ic for five years at Cam­bridge, and af­ter­ward vicar of New­cas­tle up­on Tyne.

In 1799, he ac­com­pa­nied Tho­mas Bruce, Earl of El­gin, to Con­stan­ti­no­ple (now Is­tan­bul, Tur­key) to ex­plore the trea­sures of the city’s pub­lic lib­ra­ry. He even­tu­al­ly ex­tend­ed his jour­ney into As­ia Mi­nor and near­by islands.

His hymns ap­peared in Psalms & Hymns, by J. Faw­cett (Carl­isle: 1802).

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