HARE, Edward Miles. Norfolk 4.3.1893 — 26.10.1955. British Pāli Scholar in Sri Lanka. Educated at Stamford School in Lincolnshire, where F. L. Woodward was his teacher and introduced him into Pāli. In 1918-50 tea merchant in Sri Lanka, where he continued his Pāli studies and became a friend with his former teacher. In his free time he edited and translated Buddhist classics for the P.T.S. In 1950 returned to England to edit the Concordance collected by Woodward and others.
Publications: transl. with F. L. Woodward: Aṅguttara-nikāya. The book of gradual sayings. 1-5. PTS Transl. Ser. 22, 24-27. L. 1932-36 (vols. 2-3 by EMH).
– transl.: Suttanipāta. Woven Cadences of early Buddhists. 229 p. S.B.B. 15. 1945.
– Pali Tipiṭakam concordance. Listed by F. L. Woodward, E. M. Hare a.o., arranged and edited by I. Fišer, A. K. Warder, K. R. Norman, a.o. 1-3:6. L. 1952-84.
Sources: Peiris, Buddhism. 45; *JPTS 195?.