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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Frederick James Furnivall (1825–1910)

Furnivall, Frederick James. An English historian of literature; born in Egham, Surrey, Feb. 4, 1825; died on July 2, 1910. A lawyer by profession, he became a socialist and reformer, and a student of early English literature. He was the leading spirit in founding and maintaining the Early English Text Society (1864), the Chaucer Society (1868), the New Shakespeare Society (1874), and many others. In this connection he edited many important texts and aided and encouraged many similar enterprises.