Mogridge, George, commonly known as "Old Humphrey," and as "Peter Parley," was born at Ashted, near Birmingham, Feb. 17, 1787. He was engaged in business for some time, and then removed to London, and devoted himself to literature. His numerous writings were published by the R. T. S. He died Nov. 2, 1854, and his Memoirs were published by the Rev. C. Williams, in 1856. Some of his sacred pieces appeared in his work, My Pocket Book, 1851. One of these, "The Son of God, the Lord of Life" (Praise of Jesus), is in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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