See also:English author, son of Arthur
See also:master of
See also:Castle school, was
See also:born at
See also:Tottenham, Middlesex, on the 7th of
See also:June 1835 . Arthur Hill, with his
See also:Rowland Hill, the postal reformer, and
See also:Matthew Davenport Hill, afterwards recorder of
See also:Birmingham, had worked out a
See also:system of
See also:education which was to exclude compulsion of any kind . The school at Bruce Castle, of which Arthur Hill was head master, was founded to carry into execution their theories, known as the Hazelwood system .
See also:Birkbeck Hill was educated in his
See also:father's school and at
See also:Pen roke
See also:Oxford . In 1858 he began to teach at Bruce Castle school, andfrom 1868 to 1877 was head master . In 1869 he became a
See also:regular contributor to the Saturday Review, with which he remained in connexion until 1884 . On his retirement from teaching he devoted himself to the study of English 18th-century literature, and established his reputation as the most learned commentator on the
See also:works of
See also:Johnson . He settled at Oxford in 1887, but from 1891 onwards his winters were usually spent abroad . He died at
See also:London, on the 27th of
See also:February 1903 . His works include: Dr Johnson, his Friends and his Critics (1878); an edition of
See also:Correspondence (1879); a laborious edition of Boswell's
See also:Life of Johnson, including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the
See also:Hebrides, and Johnson's
See also:Diary of a
See also:Journey into
See also:Wales (
See also:Press, 6 vols., 1887); Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson (1888) ; Select Essays of Dr Johnson (1889); Footsteps of Dr Johnson in Scotland (189o); Letters of Johnson (1892); Johnsonian Miscellanies (2 vols., 1897); an edition (1900) of
See also:Edward Gibbon's Autobiography; Johnson's Lives of the Poets (3 vols., 1905), and other works on the 18th-century topics . Dr Birkbeck Hill's elaborate edition of Boswell's Life is a monumental
See also:work, invaluable to the student . See a memoir by his
See also:nephew, Harold
See also:Scott, in the edition of-the Lives of the English Poets (1905), and the Letters edited by his daughter,
See also:Lucy Crump, in 1903 .
DAVID BENNETT HILL (1843–1910)
JAMES J HILL
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