Born: 1793, Barbados.
Died: February 7, 1872, London, England.
Son of Abel Hinds, Samuel was educated at Queen’s College, Oxford (BA 1815, DD 1831).
He was for some time Vice-Principal of St. Alban’s Hall, Merton College, Oxford (1827), and also Principal of Codrington College, Barbados.
Returning to England, he served as vicar of Yardley, Hertfordshire (1834–43).
He then went to Ireland, and served as prebendary of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin; incumbent of the united parishes of Castleknock, Clonsilla, and Mulhuddart; chaplain to Archbishop Whately (1845), the Earl of Bessborough, and the Earl of Clarendon when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; Dean of Carlisle (1848), and Bishop of Norwich (1849).
Resigning his bishopric in 1857, he retired to London.
Well, this is astonishing!John 9:30
You do not know where He comes from,
and yet He opened my eyes!
Peace, babbler! is this wisdom thou dost teach?
Instructing simple folk, that Jesus wrought
No miracle, from God no message brought,
But that His servants childish fables preach!
Why herein is a marvel—This same tale
Hath swayed mankind near twice ten hundred years,
Triumphing over mortal hopes and fears.
Whence is it? Whereby doth it still prevail?
Before I communed with the Gospel-book,
I groped my way in darkness, like one born
Blind; now, into my inmost self I look;
Who hath dispelled my night and made it morn?
Thou know’st not whence it is? Then let me say,
It is the Light of Heaven that causes day.
Sonnets and Other Short Poems, 1834
If you know Hinds’ burial place, would you ?