Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar, was born in 1808. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He took his B.A. on 3 Feb. 1831, and M.A. on 2 April 1835. In 1831 he was appointed professor of classical literature in King's College, London, a post which he resigned in 1835 from ill-health. He died on 29 Feb. 1836 at Torquay. He published: 1. ‘Richard Cœur de Lion’ (prize poem), 1828. 2. ‘Introductory Lecture at King's College, London,’ 1831. 3. ‘Selections from the Choric Poetry of the Greek Dramatic Writers, translated into English Verse,’ 1832. 4. ‘The Influence of the Roman Conquests upon Literature and the Arts in Rome’ (in Oxford English Prize Essays), 1836. 5. ‘The Child's Christian Year,’ 1841, was partly his work.

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Gent. Mag. for May 1836, N.S., v. 552; Josiah Miller's Our Hymns, 1866, p. 377.

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Original date of publication: 1885