Austin, Alfred (1835).—Poet. Poet Laureate 1896. The Human Tragedy, Lyrical Poems, Narrative Poems, Fortunatus the Pessimist, Alfred the Great, Flodden Field: a Tragedy (1903), etc. Prose works include The Garden that I Love, In Veronica's Garden, Lamia's Winter Quarters, Sacred and Profane Love (1908).
Avebury, John Lubbock, 1st Lord, P.C., D.C.L., ETC. (1834).—Miscellaneous writer. Use of Life, Beauties of Nature, Pleasures of Life (two parts), British Wild Flowers considered in relation to Insects, Ants, Bees, and Wasps, The Origin of Civilisation, and many other works on Natural History, Sociology, and Economics.
Balfour, Right Hon. Arthur James, P.C., LL.D., D.C.L., etc. (1848).—Statesman and philosophic writer. A Defence of Philosophic Doubt (1879), Essays and Addresses (1893), The Foundations of Belief (1895), Reflections suggested by the New Theory of Matter (1904), Questionings on Criticism and Beauty (1910).
Baring-Gould, Sabine (1834).—Novelist and folklorist, etc. Iceland, its Scenes and Sagas (1862), Curious Myths of the Middle Ages (1866), Origin and Development of Religious Belief (1869-70), Lives of the Saints (1872-77). Novels: Mehalah (1880), Richard Cable (1888), The Pennycomequicks (1889), Domitia (1898), Pabo the Priest (1899), Crock of Gold (1899), Nebo the Nailer (1902), Devonshire Characters (1908), etc.; also books on Folk-lore.
Barrie, James Matthew, LL.D. (1860).—Novelist and dramatist. Auld Licht Idylls, When a Man's Single (1888), A Window in Thrums (1889), My Lady Nicotine (1890), The Little Minister (1891), Sentimental Tommy, Margaret Ogilvy (1896), The Little White Bird (1902), Peter Pan (1906), etc. Dramatic works include The Professor's Love Story, The Little Minister, The Wedding Guest (1900), The Admirable Crichton (1903), Peter Pan (1904), What Every Woman Knows (1908).
Battersby, Harry Francis Prevost ("Francis Prevost").—Poet, novelist, and war correspondent. Poems, Melilot (1886), Fires of Greenwood (1887). Novels, Rust of Gold (1895), The Avenging Hour (1896), False Dawn (1897), The Plague of the Heart (1902), etc.; joint translator of Tolstoi's Christ's Christianity and What to Do. Plays, The Way of War (1902), and Voice of Duty (1904).