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Francis Jeffrey (1773–1850)

Jeffrey, Francis. A famous Scottish critic; born at Edinburgh, Oct. 23, 1773; died there, Jan. 26, 1850. He was educated for the law, but chose letters, beginning his noted literary career by co-operating in the founding of the Edinburgh Review. He was one of the most conspicuous figures of his day in criticism. His multifarious writings are only partially represented in ‘Contributions to the Edinburgh Review’ (1843), ‘Essay on Beauty,’ and ‘Nature and Principles of Taste’ (1879).