Richard Hurd

Date 1720 - 1808
Biographical NotesBishop of Worcester and author. Known for his friendships with William Mason, Thomas Gray, William Warburton, and Thomas Warton. He pursued an active and sucessful clerical career. In 1765 he was appointed Preacher at Lincoln's Inn. In 1774 he became bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and in 1781 bishop of Worcester. He was a prolific author though his major literary works appeared between 1759 and 1764. 'Dialogues on the Uses of Travel' was published in 1764. See ODNB.
Work(s)Author of Dialogues on the Uses of Foreign Travel; Considered as a Part of an English Gentleman's Education: Between Lord Shaftesbury and Mr. Locke. By the Editor of Moral and Political Dialogues (1764)