Biography: 

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) in his writing reflects many of the literary tendencies of the century which his life almost spanned.

Biography: 

Mary Balfour published at least four books:

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Charlotte Eliza Dixon published at least three volumes of poems:

 

  • The Mount of Olives, or the Resurrection and Ascension: a poem. In continuation of Calvary. London, 1814.

     

  • Trifles. Dublin: Privately published, 1823.

     

  • "Bread cast upon the waters." London, 1830.
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William Knox was born August 17, 1789, in Lillieslief, Roxburghshire, and educated there and at Loretto Academy in Musselburgh. He took up farming from his parents but abandoned it for journalism, and especially poetry.

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Born June 3, 1771, Sydney Smith was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, where he took a B.A. in 1792 and an M.A. in 1796. He was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1796 and became a curate in Nether Avon, near Amesbury. Moving to Edinburgh as a tutor, Smith published his first book of sermons and married Catharine Amelia Pybus.

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Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, described by P. Lal as a "Calcutta Eurasian of Portuguese Indian ancestry," was born on April 18, 1809, and educated in a private English-speaking school in the Dharmatala or (today) Esplanade area around the Shahid Minar in Calcutta.

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Born November 4, 1771, in Ayrshire, Scotland, James Montgomery was brought up and educated by Moravians near Leeds after his parents left for America, never to return. He became an editorial assistant to the Sheffield Register in 1792.

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