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BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA

LITERARIA;

OR

Biography of Literary Characters

OF

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,

ARRANGED

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.

ANGLO-NORMAN PERIOD.

BY

THOMAS WRIGHT, M.A.

CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE

(ACADÉMIE DES INSCRIPTIONS ET BELLES LETTRES).

LONDON:
JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

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BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA

LITERARIA;

OR

Biography of Literary Characters

OF

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENCE OF THE COUNCIL

OF THE

ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE.

FORDON I J. A. NICHOLS AND SON, PRINTERS, 25, PARLIAMENT STREET.

THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE was founded by Royal Charter, granted in the year 1825 by His Majesty King George IV., for the purpose of promoting Literature in its more important branches, with a special attention to the improvement of the English Language.

The plan proposed for effecting this object, included—1. The reading at the Society's meetings and the publication in its Transactions, of papers on History, Philosophy, Poetry, Philology, and the Fine Arts :-2. The adjudication of honorary rewards for works of great literary merit, and for important discoveries in literature :3. The publication of inedited remains of ancient literature, and of such works as may be of great intrinsic value, but not of that popular character which readily commands the attention of publishers.

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