Arthur Campbell Ainger

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"m’tutor". Caricature of Arthur Ainger by Spy in Vanity Fair in February 1901

Arthur Campbell Ainger MVO (4 July 1841, Greenwich, Kent – 26 October 1919, Mustians, Eton, Berkshire) was an assistant master at Eton College[1] and a writer of Christian lyrics for hymns, most notably God Is Working His Purpose Out (1894).[2]

Arthur Ainger, whose father was Rev. Thomas Ainger,[3] was educated at Eton College and in 1860 matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge; there he became a Scholar in 1863 and received B.A. (16th in Classics Tripos) in 1864 and M.A. in 1867.[4] He was an assistant master at Eton College from 1864 to 1901.[1] At Trinity College, Cambridge, he gave two Clark Lectures: Chaucer (1900) and Shakespeare as a humorist (1901).[5] He was appointed Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) in 1908.[4]

Ainger wrote several books[1] and the texts for more than ten hymns.[6]

Selected publications[edit]

  • with H. G. Wintle: The Eton Latin grammar. Pt. I. Elementary. 1887.
  • Heathcote, J. M., ed. (1890). "Fives by A. Ainger". Tennis. pp. 411–434. (See Fives.)
  • Heathcote, J. M., ed. (1890). "A Song of Fives, words by A. Ainger, music by J. Barnby". Tennis. pp. 435–436.
  • with H. G. Wintle: An English-Latin gradus or verse dictionary. 1891.
  • Memories of Eton sixty years ago, by Arthur Campbell Ainger, with contributions from Neville Gerald Lyttelton and John Murray. 1917.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ainger, Arthur Campbell". Who's Who: 20. 1919.
  2. ^ "God Is Working His Purpose Out". Hymnary.org.
  3. ^ "Ainger, Thomas (ANGR816T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  4. ^ a b "Ainger, Arthur Campbell (ANGR860AC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  5. ^ "Past Clark Lectures". Trinity College Cambridge.
  6. ^ "Arthur Campbell Ainger". Hymnary.org.

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