The New Student's Reference Work/Gosse, Edmund William

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Gosse, Edmund William, English poet and littérateur, was born at London, Sept. 21, 1849, and was at an early age assistant-librarian at the British Museum and lecturer in English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1904 be became librarian of the House of Lords. He has written, besides several volumes of dramas and verse, lives of the poets Gray, Donne and Congreve the dramatist; Northern Studies; Seventeenth-Century Studies; History of Eighteenth-Century Literature; History of Modern English Literature; Gossip in a Library; The Secret of Narcisse; The Jacobean Poets; From Shakespeare to Pope; and Life of Jeremy Taylor.