Josiah Conder

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Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder (sometimes spelt Condor) (17 September 1789 – 27 December 1859), correspondent of Robert Southey and well connected to romantic authors of his day, was editor of the British literary magazine The Eclectic Review, the Nonconformist and abolitionist newspaper The Patriot, the author of romantic verses, poetry, and many popular hymns.


  • Oh, when His wisdom can mistake,
    His might decay, His love forsake,
    Then may His children cease to sing, —
    "The Lord omnipotent is King!"
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 274.

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