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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, by
TICKNOR AND FIELDS,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.



University Press, Cambridge
Stereotyped and Printed by Welch, Bigelow, & Co.


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Ed.:―I have supplemented the few portraits that appear in Ticknor & Fields' original publication with additional illustrations, mostly of Smiles's subjects, in places where I consider they usefully enhance the text.  I have also added the descriptions that appear at the head of each biographic sketch, and the footnotes that are prefixed 'Ed.'


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PREFACE.


THE author has pleasure in offering to the American public, through the medium of the Messrs. Ticknor and Fields,—at whose request the collection has been made,—the following Brief Biographies, many of which have been published by him at various times in English periodicals, in the hope that their perusal will be found not without some instruction and interest.  One of the articles in the volume is from the pen of an American friend.

        LONDON, July 24, 1860.



CONTENTS.
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PAGE

JAMES WATT

1.

ROBERT STEPHENSON

55.

DR. ARNOLD
    (Ed.—Thomas Arnold)

71.

HUGH MILLER

84.

RICHARD COBDEN

102.

SIR EDWARD BULWER LYTTON

117.

FRANCIS JEFFREY

137.

EBENEZER ELLIOTT

149.

GEORGE BORROW

157.

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

173.

WILLIAM MACGILLIVRAY

198.

LORD JOHN RUSSELL

212.

BENJAMIN DISRAELI

222.

WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

240.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE

256.

THOMAS CARLYLE

270.

JOHN STERLING

286.

LEIGH HUNT

300.

HARTLEY COLERIDGE

315.

DR. KITTO
    (Ed.—John Kitto)

325.

EDGAR ALLAN POE

334.

THEODORE HOOK

346.

DR. ANDREW COMBE

365.

ROBERT BROWNING

377.

EDWIN CHADWICK

386.

ROBERT NICOLL

399.

SAMUEL BAMFORD

413.

JOHN CLARE

432.

GERALD MASSEY

440.

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
    (Ed.—née Barrett; also Elizabeth
       Browning)

449.

FRANCES BROWN
    (Ed.—also Frances Browne)

461.

SARAH MARGARET FULLER
    (Ed.—Margaret Fuller Ossoli)

470.

SARAH MARTIN

499.

HARRIET MARTINEAU

499.

MRS. CHISHOLM
    (Ed.—Caroline Chisholm née Jones)

511.

 



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