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Benjamin Brierley (1825–1896)

Brierley, Benjamin. An English sketch-writer; born in Failsworth, Lancashire, in 1825; died at Manchester, Jan. 18, 1896. His reputation rests on numerous stories and sketches written in the Lancashire dialect. His pseudonym is “Ab-o’-th’-Yate.” Among his best bocks are: ‘Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life’ (London, 1862) and ‘Chronicles of Waverlow’ (1863). ‘Ab-o’-th’-Yate in Yankeeland,’ two visits to America (1887).