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James Spedding (1808–1881)

Spedding, James. An English critic and literary historian; born near Bassenthwaite, in Cumberland, 1808; died in London, March 9, 1881. The labors of his whole life were concerned with the works of Bacon; and his first work, ‘Evenings with a Reviewer’ (2 vols., privately printed in 1848, published 1881), was an elaborate review of Macaulay’s essay on the great philosopher. He published ‘The Works of Francis Bacon’ (7 vols., 1857–59); ‘Life and Letters of Francis Bacon’ (7 vols., 1870–76); ‘Life and Times of Francis Bacon’ (2 vols., 1878); and a volume of miscellaneous ‘Reviews and Discussions’ (1869).