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Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795–1854)

Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon. An English statesman and author; born at Reading, Berkshire, May 26, 1795; died at Stafford, March 13, 1854. He published many speeches and essays, some of which have been collected under the title ‘Critical and Miscellaneous Essays’ (1842). Among his other works are: ‘Poems on Various Subjects’ (1811); ‘An Attempt to Estimate the Poetical Talent of the Present Age’ (1815); ‘History of Greek Literature’; ‘History of Greece’ and ‘History of the Roman Republic’; ‘Memoirs and Correspondence of Charles Lamb’ (1837); ‘Final Memorials of Charles Lamb’ (1848); four tragedies, the first two of which had a stage success,—‘Ion’ (1835); ‘The Athenian Captive’ (1838); ‘Glencoe’ (1840); and ‘The Castilian’ (1854); ‘Recollections of a First Visit to the Alps’ (1842); ‘Vacation Rambles’ (1844); and ‘Supplement to Vacation Rambles’ (1846).