Gerard Addington D Arcy Irvine

(1862 - 1932 / London / UK)

Biography of Gerard Addington D Arcy Irvine

Gerard, fifth son of Canon Thomas Gorges Henry Mervyn D'Arcy Irvine and his wife Harriet, was born in London, He was born into an Anglo-Irish family that had bred many clergymen. In 1870 his father became headmaster of Napier Grammar School in New Zealand, Gerard was educated here before moving to Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia in 1879, where he completed his schooling. Gerard became a bank clerk until he entered Moore Theological College, Liverpool, NSW in 1884, to study for the ministry. D'Arcy-Irvine was made deacon on 27 September 1885 and ordained priest on 19 September 1886. At Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, he married Bessie, daughter of Charles L
1862-1932

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Identity: A Sonnet

Identity: A Sonnet
That I am I, I surely know full well ;
I know my littleness and little place,
And how I feebly run my life's great race ;
Yet if an angel came with power to tell
Me how to be another I, and dwell
In his environment and ampler space,
Myself, annihilate; I'd set my face,
And be myself, though prisoned in a cell.

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