Thomas Joseph Potter

POTTER, Thomas Joseph. b. Scarborough, Yorkshire, 9 June 1828. d. Dublin, 31 August 1873. At the age of 20 he became a Roman Catholic, and was ordained as a priest in 1857. He was appointed Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and English Literature in the Foreign Missionary College of All Hallows, Dublin. From this came his instructive works, Sacred Eloquence; or, the theory and practice of preaching (Dublin, 1866), and The Spoken Word: or, the art of extemporary preaching, its utility, its danger, and its true idea; with an easy and practical method for its attainment ((Dublin, 1872). Among his many other writings were poems and doctrinal works such as Legends, Lyrics, and Hymns (Dublin, 1862),...

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