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LAURENCE BINYON (1869- )

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 952 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LAURENCE BINYON (1869- ), English poet, born at Lancaster on the loth of August 1869, was educated at St Paul's school, London, and Trinity College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate prize in 1890 for his Persephone. He entered the department of printed books at the British Museum in 1893, and was transferred to the department of prints and drawings in 1895, the Catalogue of English Drawings in the British Museum (1898, &c.) being by him. As a poet he is represented by Lyric Poems (1894), Poems (Oxford, 1895), London Visions (2 vols., 1895-1898), The Praise of Life (1896), Porphyrion and other Poems (1898), Odes (1900), The Death of Adam (1903), Penthesilea (1905), Dream come true (1905), Paris and Oenone (1906), a one-act tragedy, and Attila, a poetical drama (1907); as an art critic by monographs on the 17th-century Dutch etchers, on John Crome and John Sell Cotman, contributed to the Portfolio, &c. In 1906 he published the first volume of a series of reproductions from William Blake, with a critical introduction. See also R. A. Streatfeild, Two Poets of the New Century (1901), and W. Archer, Poets of the Younger Generation (1902). BIO-BIO, a river of southern Chile, rising in the Pitto Hachado pass across the Andes, 38° 45' S. lat., and flowing in a general north-westerly direction to the Pacific at Concepci6n, where it is 2 m. wide and forms an excellent harbour. It has a total length of about 225 m., nearly one half of which is navigable. BIO-BIO, an inland province of southern Chile, bounded N., W. and S. respectively by the provinces of Concepci6n, Arauco and Malleco, and E. by Argentina. It has an area of 5246 sq. m. of well-wooded and mountainous country, and exports timber to a large extent. The great trunk railway from Santiago S. to Puerto Montt crosses the western part of the province and also connects it with the port of Concepci6n. The capital, Los Angeles (est. pop. 7777 in 1902) lies 152 M. E. of this railway and is connected with it by a branch line.
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