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Henry Fothergill Chorley (1808–1872)

Chorley, Henry Fothergill. An English critic and miscellaneous writer; born in Blackley Hurst, Lancashire, Dec. 15, 1808; died in London, Feb. 16, 1872. His criticisms appeared mostly in the Athenæum, of London, displaying fine perception and exquisite taste in matters connected with literature and music. His novels, however (‘Conti;’ ‘The Prodigy,’ and ‘The Lion’), are failures from the popular point of view, although finely written; and his plays, with the exception of ‘Old Love and New Fortune,’ are weak.