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Francis James Child (1825–1896)

Child, Francis James. An American scholar; born in Boston, Feb. 1, 1825; died at Cambridge, Sept. 11, 1896. He was professor of rhetoric and oratory at Harvard from 1851 till 1876, when he took the chair of English literature. His principal work, ‘English and Scottish Ballads,’ a subject on which he was the highest authority in this country, he improved and enlarged for publication in 1886. Among his other works are: ‘Four Old Plays’ (1848); and a collection of ‘Poems of Sorrow and Comfort’ (1865).