BEECHING, HENRY CHARLES dean of Norwich and poet, was born May 15 1859, and educa,ed at the City of London school and at Balliol college, Oxford. He took holy orders in 1882, and after three years in a Liverpool curacy he was for fifteen years rector of Yattendon, Berkshire. From 2900 to 1903 he lectured on pastoral and liturgical theology at King's college, London, and was chaplain of Lincoln's Inn, where he became preacher in 1903. He became a canon of Westminster in 1902, and examining chaplain to the bishop of Carlisle in 1905. In 1911 he became dean of Norwich, where he died on Feb. 25 1919. As a poet he is best known by his share in two volumes— Love in Idleness (1883) and Love's Looking Glass (1891)—which contained also poems by J. W. Mackail and J. Bowyer Nichols. He was a sympathetic editor and critic of the works of 17th century poets, of Richard Crashaw 0905), of Herrick (1907), of John Milton (1900), of Henry Vaughan (1896) . He published anonymously Pages from a Private Diary (1898) , the second edition of which (1903) bore the pseudonym Urbanus Sylvan.