Thomas Seccombe (1866—1923) was a miscellaneous English writer and, from 1891 to 1901, assistant editor of the Dictionary of National Biography , in which he wrote over 700 entries. He was educated at Felsted and Balliol College, Oxford, taking a first in Modern History in 1889.
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The Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published since 1885. The updated Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB) was published on 23 September 2004 in 60 volumes and online, with 50,113 biographical articles covering 54,922 lives.
Felsted School is an English co-educational day and boarding independent school, situated in Felsted in Essex, England. It is in the British Public School tradition, and was founded in 1564 by Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich. Felsted is one of the 12 founder members of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, and a full member of the Round Square Conference of world schools. Felsted School has been awarded the Good Schools Guide award twice and is regularly featured in Tatler's Schools Guide.
Thomas Aird was a Scottish poet, best known for his 1830 narrative poem The Captive of Fez.
Robert Montgomery (1807–1855) was an English poet, the son of Robert Gomery. He was educated at a private school in Bath, Somerset, and founded an unsuccessful weekly paper in that city. In 1828 he published The Omni-presence of the Deity, which hit popular religious sentiment so exactly that it ran through eight editions in as many months. In 1830 he followed it with The Puffiad, and Satan, or Intellect without God. An exhaustive review in Blackwood's by John Wilson, followed in the thirty-first number by a burlesque of Satan, and two articles in the first volume of Fraser, ridiculed Montgomery's pretensions and the excesses of his admirers. But his name was immortalized by Macaulay's famous onslaught in the Edinburgh Review for April 1830, "an annihilating so Jove-like that the victim automatically commands the spectator's rueful sympathy." This review did not, however, diminish the sale of his poems; The Omnipresence of the Deity reached its 28th edition in 1858. In 1830 Montgomery entered Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1833 and M.A. in 1838. Taking holy orders in 1835 he obtained a curacy at Whittington, Shropshire, which he exchanged in 1836 for the charge of the church of St. Jude, Glasgow. In 1843 he removed to the parish of St. Pancras, London, when he was minister of Percy Chapel. He died at Brighton in 1855.
John Asgill was an eccentric English writer and politician.
Thomas Spencer Baynes was a philosopher.
John Cleveland was an English poet who supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. He was best known for political satire.
Elijah Fenton was an English poet, biographer and translator.
Sir Theodore Martin was a Scottish poet, biographer, and translator.
Laurence Minot was an English poet. Nothing definite is known of him. It has been suggested that he was a cousin of Thomas Minot, Archbishop of Dublin 1363-75. He may have been a soldier. Eleven poems are attributed to him, all of which appear uniquely in London: British Library, MS Galba E. ix. In them, he celebrates in northern English and with a somewhat ferocious patriotism the victories of Edward III over the Scots and the French.
Henry Morley was an English academic who was one of the earliest professors of English literature in Great Britain. Morley wrote a popular book containing biographies of famous English writers.
John Pomfret (1667–1702) was an English poet and clergyman.
Robert Sanderson was an English theologian and casuist.
Hugh Stowell Scott was a prominent English novelist who used the pseudonym Henry Seton Merriman. His most successful novel was The Sowers (1896), which went through thirty UK editions.
Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet was an English statesman and essayist.
Gilbert Abbott à Beckett was an English humorist.
John Bellenden or Ballantyne of Moray was a Scottish writer of the 16th century.
Arthur Brooke was an English poet who wrote and created various works including The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet (1562), considered to be William Shakespeare's chief source for his tragedy Romeo and Juliet (1597).
John Wesley Hales, was a British scholar and man of letters.
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John William Cousin (1849–1910) was a British writer, editor and biographer. He was one of six children born to William and Anne Ross Cousin, his mother being a noted hymn-writer, in Scotland. A fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries and secretary of the Actuarial Society of Edinburgh, he revised and wrote the introduction for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Evangeline in 1907.
A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature is a collection of biographies of writers by John William Cousin (1849–1910), published in 1910. Most of the entries consist of only one paragraph but some entries, like William Shakespeare's, are quite lengthy.
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