September 14, 1833, Dublin, Ireland.
January 11, 1890, Red Lion Square, London, England.
Woking, Surrey, England.
- A. L. P.
- B. T.
- D. L. [Dr. Littledale]
- F. R. [Frederick Richard]
- P. C. E. [Priest of the Church of England]
Littledale attended Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854, he was first class in Classics and gold medalist. In 1856, he won the Berkeley gold medal for Greek, and other awards. He graduated BA, 1855; MA, 1858; LLD, 1862; and DCL at Oxford, 1862.
He took Holy Orders in 1856, and served as curate at St. Matthew’s Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich (1856–57), and at St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London (1857–61).
In 1861, he retired due to ill health, and devoted himself to literature. He published about 50 titles, covering subjects in theology, history, liturgy, and hymnology.
His works include:
- Application of Colour to the Decoration of Churches, 1857
- Catholic Ritual in the Church of England, 1861
- Religious Communities of Women in the Early Church, 1862
- Offices of the Holy Eastern Church, in the Original Greek, 1863
- Carols for Christmas and Other Seasons, 1863
- The Altar Manual, 1863–77
- The Priest’s Prayer Book, with hymns, 1864
- The People’s Hymnal, 1867
- The Children’s Bread. A Communion Office for the Young, with hymns, 1868
- Primitive Liturgies and Translations, with John Neale, 1868–69
- Continuation of John Neale’s Commentary on the Psalms, 1868–74
- Commentary on the Song of Songs, 1869
- Children at Calvary: Being the Stations of the Cross in Metre for Singing, 1872
- The Christian Passover, 1873
- The Petrine Claims, 1878–84
- Plain Reasons Against Joining the Church of Rome, 1880
- Short History of the Council of Trent, and several articles in the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1882–88
Littledale’s works in verse include translations from Danish, Swedish, Greek, Latin, Syriac, German, and Italian.