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William John Courthope

(1842—1917) poet and literary scholar


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(1842–1917) Editor, critic, and poet, educated at Harrow School and Corpus Christi and New College, Oxford. He became a Civil Service commissioner and professor of poetry at Oxford. His important contributions to English literature include the last five volumes of the standard edition of Pope's works, including a life (1871–89), and a History of English Poetry (1895–1910). Among his other works were Ludibria Lunae (1869), a satirical burlesque on women's rights, Paradise of Birds (1870), and The Country Town and Other Poems (1920).

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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