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

Henry Austin Dobson (1840–1921)

Dobson, Austin. An English poet and man of letters; born at Plymouth, Jan. 18, 1840; died in 1921. Intended for a civil engineer, and educated abroad, he accepted a place under the Board of Trade. His poems are inimitable in their artistic finish and grace of fancy. They are contained in the volumes; ‘Vignettes in Rhyme and Vers de Société’ (1873); ‘Proverbs in Porcelain’ (1877); ‘Old-World Idyls’ (1883); ‘Eighteenth-Century Vignettes’ (1892). He wrote biographies of Hogarth, Fielding, Steele, Goldsmith, and other studies in eighteenth-century literature. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).