Rock of Ages

Augustus Montague Toplady, clergyman and writer, was born in 1740, at Farnham, about 20 miles southwest of Windsor, England. He studied at the prestigious Westminster School for a short time, but was sent to Ireland in 1755, the same year as his conversion—he had been greatly influenced by the teachings of John Wesley.  Toplady received his degrees of Bachelor of …

Poetry: A Guide on Where to Start

G.K. Chesterton–start with the “Ballad of the White Horse” and “Lepanto” but don’t miss his short, humorous verse and his Christmas poems. Hilaire Belloc–almost all of his poetry is worth reading, but especially his traveling verses. Sir Walter Scott–nothing beats his great epics like “The Lady of the Lake.” Arthur Quiller-Couch–again, almost everything from Q is worth careful reading, but …