Studies of a Biographer

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Studies of a Biographer  (1898) 
by Leslie Stephen
by the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.


STUDIES OF
A BIOGRAPHER

By LESLIE STEPHEN


DESORMAIS


VOL. I


LONDON
DUCKWORTH and CO.

3 HENRIETTA STREET, W.C.
1898



Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, Printers to Her Majesty


(volume 1)


I have to acknowledge with many thanks the permission of the proprietors of the National Review (in which most of the following articles appeared), of the Fortnightly Review, and of the Cornhill Magazine, to republish these studies.

Leslie Stephen.

 June 1898.


CONTENTS
 
page
National Biography 1
The Evolution of Editors 37
John Byrom 74
Johnsoniana 105
Gibbon's Autobiography 147
Arthur Young 188
Wordsworth's Youth 227


(volume 2)


CONTENTS
 
page
The Story of Scott's Ruin 1
The Importation of German 38
Matthew Arnold 76
Jowett's Life 123
Oliver Wendell Holmes 160
Life of Tennyson 196
Pascal 241


(volume 3)


The following chapters are reprinted from articles which, with three exceptions, appeared in the National Review. The chapter upon 'Huxley' appeared in the Nineteenth Century; that upon 'Milton' in the Quarterly Review; and the chapter 'In Praise of Walking' in the Monthly Review. I have to thank the proprietors of these periodicals for permission to republish them.

Leslie Stephen

 September 1902.


CONTENTS
 
page
The Browning Letters 1
John Donne 36
John Ruskin 83
William Godwin's Novels 119
Walter Bagehot 155
Thomas Henry Huxley 188
James Anthony Froude 220
In Praise of Walking 254


(volume 4)


CONTENTS
 
page
Shakespeare as a Man 1
Southey's Letters 45
New Lights on Milton 86
Emerson 130
Anthony Trollope 168
Robert Louis Stevenson 206
The Cosmopolitan Spirit in Literature 247
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.