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Philip James Bailey (1816–1902)

Bailey, Philip James. An English poet; born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, April 22, 1816; died at Nottingham, Sept. 6, 1902. He was educated in Glasgow, and studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, being admitted to the bar in 1840. In his twentieth year he began ‘Festus,’ a lyrico-dramatic poem on the Faust legend. The poem was published in 1839, and attracted unusual attention. His other works—‘The Angel World’ (1850); ‘The Mystic’ (1855); ‘The Age,’ a colloquial satire (1858); and ‘The Universal Hymn’ (1867)—did not increase his reputation. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).