Richard Burnham (clergyman)

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Richard Burnham (1711 – 1752) was an English clergyman and biographer. Born in Guildford, Surrey, he collected the dying sayings of more than a hundred pious persons and compiled the Pious Memorials,[1] published in 1753 after his death. The Pious Memorials were reprinted at Paisley in 1788 with additions, and again enlarged in 1789. It was reprinted with a continuation by the Rev. George Burder in 1820, forming a large octavo volume, and there was a later stereotyped reprint.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainThorpe, J. H. (1886). "Burnham, Richard (1711-1752)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 07. London: Smith, Elder & Co.