A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Myers, Frederic William Henry

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A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John William Cousin
Myers, Frederic William Henry

Myers, Frederic William Henry (1843-1901). -- Poet and essayist, s. of a clergyman, was b. at Keswick, and ed. at Cheltenham and Camb. He became an inspector of schools, and was the author of several vols. of poetry, including St. Paul (1867). He page 283also wrote Essays Classical and Modern, and Lives of Wordsworth and Shelley. Becoming interested in mesmerism and spiritualism he aided in founding the Society for Psychical Research, and was joint author of Phantasms of the Living. His last work was Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death (1903).