Richard Hurd (bishop)

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Richard Hurd (13 January 1720 – 28 May 1808) was an English divine and writer, and bishop of Worcester.

Bishop Hurd, as painted by Thomas Gainsborough.


  • In this awfully stupendous manner, at which Reason stands aghast, and Faith herself is half confounded, was the grace of God to man at length manifested.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 74.

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