See also:English historian and man of letters, was
See also:born at
See also:London, on the 2nd of
See also:December 1837, and was educated in Germany and at the university of Cambridge . In 1866 he was appointed
See also:professor of
See also:history and English literature in
See also:College, Manchester, and was
See also:principal from 1890 to 1897, when he retired . He took an active
See also:part in the foundation of
See also:Victoria University, of which he was
See also:vice-chancellor from 1886 to 1890 and from 1894 to 1896 . In 1897 the freedom of the city of Manchester was conferred upon him, and in 1900 he was elected
See also:master of
See also:house, Cambridge . His most important
See also:work is his standard History of English Dramatic Literature to the Age of
See also:Queen Anne (1875), re-edited after a thorough revision in three volumes in 1899 . He also wrote The House of
See also:Austria in the
See also:Thirty Years' War (1869),
See also:Great Britain and Hanover (1899), The Electress
See also:Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession (19o3); he edited
See also:Crabbe's Poems (2 vols., 1905-1906) and
See also:Pope's Poetical
See also:Works (1869); he wrote the volumes on
See also:Chaucer and Dickens in the " English Men of Letters " series, translated Curtius's History of
See also:Greece (5 vols., 1868-1873); he was one of the editors of the Cambridge
See also:Modern History, and with A . R . Waller edited the Cambridge History of English Literature (1907, &c.) . For the 9th edition of the Ency . Brit. he wrote the article DRAMA, and
See also:biographies of
See also:Jonson and other dramatists; and he became an important contributor to the
See also:present work .
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