Palgrave, Francis Turner, M.A., eldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave, the Historian, was born at Great Yarmouth, Sept. 28, 1824, and educated at the Charterhouse (1838-1843) and at Oxford, where he graduated in first class Classical Honours. He was scholar of Balliol (1842) and Fellow of Exeter (1846). He was engaged in the Education Department of the Privy Council till 1884, being also Private Secretary to Lord Granville (then Lord President). In 1885 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Professor Palgrave's publications include:—
(1) Idylls and Songs, 1854; (2) Art Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1862; (3) Essays on Art, 1866; (4) Lyrical Poems, 1871; (5) Hymns, 1st ed., 1867; 2nd ed., 1868; 3rd ed., 1870.… Go to person page >
Star of morn and even. F. T. Palgrave. [Morning or Evening.] Written in 1862, and given to Sir R. Palmer (Lord Selborne) in manuscript, and included by him in his Book of Praise, 1862, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. It is also given in the author's Hymns, 1867, p. 7, where it is entitled "The Day Star"; in the Savoy Hymnary, 1882; Thring's Collection, 1882, and others. It has been set to special music by Tilleard, London, Novello, 1868.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)