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Anster, John (1793–1867), jurist and poet

Edward Dowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 552 words.

Anster, John (1793–1867), jurist and poet, was born in Charleville, co. Cork, the son of John Anster. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1810, and obtained a scholarship in 1814. In...

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Anstey, John (bap. 1757, d. 1819), poet and barrister

Austin Dobson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 365 words.

Anstey, John (bap. 1757, d. 1819), poet and barrister, the second son of Christopher Anstey (1724–1805) and Ann, third daughter of Felix Calvert of Albury Hall, Hertfordshire, was born at...

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Arrington, Alfred W.

Jason B. Shaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 781 words.

Arrington, Alfred W. (17 September 1810–31 December 1867), minister, author, and judge, was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, the son of H. Archibald Arrington, a Methodist minister....

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Battine, William (1765–1836), lawyer and poet

Sidney Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 373 words.

Battine, William (1765–1836), lawyer and poet, was born at East Marden, Sussex, on 25 January 1765, the only son of William Battine. Through his mother's family he was one of the coheirs of...

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Bodenheim, Maxwell

Deborah Hatheway.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1041 words.

Bodenheim, Maxwell (26 May 1892–07 February 1954), poet, critic, and novelist, was born in Hermanville, Mississippi, the son of Solomon Bodenheimer and Caroline Herman. An emigrant from...

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Brome, Alexander (1620–1666), poet and lawyer

Roman R. Dubinski.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1099 words.

Brome, Alexander (1620–1666), poet and lawyer, was born in the parish of Evershot, Dorset, the eldest son of the seven children of John Brome and his wife, about whom little is known. Henry...

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Butler, William Allen

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1388 words.

Butler, William Allen (20 February 1825–09 September 1902), lawyer and writer, was born William Howard Allen Butler in Albany, New York, the son of Benjamin Franklin Butler, an attorney,...

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Calverley [formerly Blayds], Charles Stuart (1831–1884), poet and lawyer

Leslie Stephen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 848 words.

Calverley [formerly Blayds], Charles Stuart (1831–1884), poet and lawyer, was born on 22 December 1831 at Martley in Worcestershire. His father, the Revd Henry Blayds (1794–1874?), was a...

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Cane, Melville Henry

Linda K. Wright.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1211 words.

Cane, Melville Henry (15 April 1879–10 March 1980), lawyer and poet, was born in Plattsburgh, New York, the son of Henry William Cane, a merchant, and Sophia Goodman. Cane’s family moved to...

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Church, Benjamin

Edward W. Hanson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Medicine and Health. 1036 words.

Church, Benjamin (24 August 1734– January 1778?), physician, poet, and traitor, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Benjamin Church, a vendue master, and Hannah Dyer. By 1740 the...

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