See also:English historian and
See also:scholar, was
See also:born in Bloomsbury,
See also:London, on the 14th of
See also:January 185o . Much of his childhood was spent in France and Spain, so that he early acquired a mastery of the language of both countries and an insight into the
See also:genius of the
See also:people . He was educated at
See also:Rugby School, and matriculated at
See also:Oxford as an unattached student, subsequently joining Christ
See also:Church, where he took a first-class in
See also:law and
See also:history in 1872 . He was called to the
See also:bar at the
See also:Temple in 1874, and married in the same
See also:year . He became law-lecturer and tutor of Christ Church,
See also:fellow of Oriel
See also:College, delegate of the
See also:Press, and in 1894 he was made regius
See also:professor of modern history in succession to J . A .
See also:Froude . Although he never made any extensive contribution to history, he was a particularly stimulating teacher . He had been attracted in his school days to the study of Scandinavian history and literature, and he was closely allied with Professor Gudbrandr
See also:Vigfusson (d.1889), whom be assisted in his Icelandic
See also:Prose Reader (1897), Corpus poeticum boreale (1887), Origines islandicae (1905), and in the editing of the
See also:Centenary papers (1886) . He took a keen
See also:interest in the development of modern French
See also:poetry, and
See also:Verlaine, IvIallarme and
See also:Verhaeren all lectured at Oxford under his auspices . He was also a connoisseur in
See also:art . In politics his sympathies were with the oppressed of all nationalities; he had befriended refugees after the Commune, counting among his friends Jules
See also:Valle's1 the author of
See also:Les Refractaires; and he was also a friend of
See also:Stepniak and his circle .
He died at Oxford on the 8th of May 1904 . See the
See also:Life, with letters and selections, by Oliver
See also:Elton (1906) .
POWDER (through O. Fr. puldre, modern poudre, from ...
GEORGE POWELL (c. 1658-1714)
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