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Samuel Parr (1747–1825)

Parr, Samuel. A famous English scholar and educator; born at Harrow-on-the-Hill, Jan. 15, 1747; died at Hatton, March 6, 1825. He was chief assistant at Harrow, 1767–71; afterwards master of schools at Colchester and Norwich; and prebend of St. Paul’s, London. He was famous for extent and variety of learning and for conversational powers. His writings (8 vols., 1828) include sermons, memoirs, reviews, dissertations, etc.,—a mass of crude scholarship not focused to any special field, and perishing with itself. ‘Aphorisms, Opinions, and Reflections by Dr. Parr’ (1826) was an effort to preserve some of his talk.