A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Ainger, Alfred

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Ainger, Alfred (1837–1904).—Biographer and critic, s. of an architect in London, grad. at Cambridge, entered the Church, and, after holding various minor preferments, became Master of the Temple. He wrote memoirs of Hood and Crabbe, but is best known for his biography of Lamb and his edition of his works in 6 vols. (1883–88).