Frances Elizabeth Cox

COX, Frances Elizabeth. b. Oxford, 10 May 1812; d. Oxford, 28 September 1897. She was a pioneer in the translation of German hymnody, publishing Sacred Hymns from the German in 1841 and Hymns from the German in 1864. The former contained 50 hymns in 1841, written in the same metre as the German, with the German text placed opposite the English. The preface stated that the hymns were ‘taken from the large and interesting collection of Chevalier Bunsen, and it is hoped that the translations will be found to give not only a faithful version, but, as far as the English language will admit, a close expression of the style and character of the originals, the metres having been retained, in order...

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