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Augustine Birrell (1850–1933)

Birrell, Augustine. An English essayist; born in Wavertree, near Liverpool, Jan. 19, 1850; died in 1933. He graduated from Cambridge and was called to the bar. He is author of charming critical and biographical essays on literary subjects, collected in the two series of ‘Obiter Dicta’ (1884, 2d series 1887), and ‘Res Judicatæ’ (1892, really the third of the same series). ‘Men, Women, and Books’ (1895) is a collection of short newspaper pieces; ‘Collected Essays’ (1900); ‘Essays and Addresses’ (1901); ‘In the Name of the Bodleian’ (1906). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).