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Robert Bell (1800–1867)

Bell, Robert. An Irish author and editor; born in Cork, Jan. 16, 1800; died in London, April 12, 1867. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he went to London in 1828. He became editor of magazines and useful editions of books. He is best known for his annotated edition of English poets from Chaucer to Cowper (24 vols., 1854–57). He wrote: ‘History of Russia’ (3 vols., London, 1836); ‘Life of Canning’ (1846); ‘Wayside Pictures through France, Belgium, and Holland’ (1849); two novels; three comedies; and a collection of ‘Early Ballads’ (1864).