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: Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, sovereigns, humorists, orators and statesmen, together with chapters relating to history, science, and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time
: Hill, Thomas E. (Thomas Edie), 1832-1915
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distinction. He died at Altrive,Scotland, in 1835. He wrote several volumes of prose and poetry,ijicluding Winter Evening Tales, Madoc of the Moor, ThePilgrims of the Sun, and The Altrive Tales. THOMAS GRAY. THE widely-known author nf ilu- Elegy Written in a CountryChurchyard, Tiiomas (Jray, was born in London in 1716, and waseducated at Eton and Peter House, Cambridge. He accompaniedHorace Walpole on a Euro]>ejni continental tour, from whicli hereturned in 1741. Several years of literary retirement succeedt-ii.together with visits to the English lakes and Scotland. The post ofpoet laureate was offered to him on the death of Cibber, but herefused it. In 1768 he accepted the chair of modern history atCambridge, and died in 1771. His poems are few in number, but ofa superior quality. His Elegy is considered by many the bestpoem ever produced in the English language. —<):■ h iJltjTlNGLlSHJiU riJKlS. yul Dante Alighieri. William Wordsworth. Charles Mackay. Edward R. B. Lytton. ?
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HE Italian poet, DanteAlij^hicri, whose namewas a contraction of Durante, was born atFlorence, Italy, in 12G5.He was educated by hismother, with the assist-ance of Brunetto Latini,the distini;!;uislied statesman, poet andscholar, completing his studies at theunivLTsities of Bologna and Padua.Afterwards he studied theology atParis. In 1289 and 1200 he tooic anactive part in the war between hiscountry and the Aretines, and was•also employed on fourteen occasionsas an envoy. In his twenty-eixthyear he married Gemma, one of theDonati family, with whom he livedunhappily, and from whom be finallyseparated. In 1300 he became oneof the eight chief magistrates of thecountry. In the subsequent inter-nal dissensions he joined theBianchi (white) party, but theiropponents, the Neri ■ (black), havinggained the ascendancy, Dante was banishedfrom Florence, under the penalty of beingburned alive in case he should fall againinto their hands. After that he became awanderer until he fonnd an asylum w
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