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Edward Dowden (1843–1913)

Dowden, Edward. An Irish poet and historian of literature; born at Cork, May 3, 1843; died at Dublin, April 4, 1913. He was professor of English literature in Trinity College, Dublin. He published a volume of ‘Poems’ (1876); his other writings are biographical and critical: e.g., ‘Shakespeare, his Mind and Art’ (1872), a work of high authority, which reached a fifth edition (1887) and has been translated into German: ‘Southey’ (1879); ‘Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley’ (1886); ‘Studies in Literature’ (3d ed. 1887); ‘Introduction to Shakespeare’ (1893); ‘A History of French Literature’ (1897); ‘Puritan and Anglican’ (1900); ‘Robert Browning’ (1904); ‘Michel de Montaigne’ (1905); ‘Essays, Modern and Elizabethan’ (1910). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).