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Charles Lamb Kenney (1821–1881)

Kenney, Charles Lamb. An English miscellaneous writer, son of James; born at Bellevue, France, April 29, 1821; died at Kensington, Aug. 25, 1881. He was a friend of Thackeray and Dickens. Secretary of M. Lesseps, his book ‘The Gates of the East’ (1857) turned English public opinion in favor of the Suez Canal, against Lord Palmerston’s opposition. He introduced opera-bouffe in London, writing librettos for ‘The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein,’ ‘La Belle Hélène,’ etc. He wrote also several popular songs, among them ‘Ever my Queen.’