Hall, William John


[not in Praise! index] b London 1793, d Tottenham N London 1861. A CofE incumbent and author now known mainly for jointly editing the 1836 collection popularly known as The Mitre Hymn Book, and for being the most likely candidate as one of the ‘others’ responsible for the 2 stzs, (the 2nd and 4th), which that book combined with 2 of Keble’s at no.806; see notes in EP1. Whoever this was—and it may have been Hall’s fellow-editor, the surgeon and hymnwriter Edward Osler, 1798–1863—his work was not highly regarded by Routley, but has passed into countless books much as he drafted it.