He has written biographies of , , and .

A humorous, -- in the vein of , and -- Leacock wrote his first humorous work, in 1910; he subsequently wrote a humorous book, once a year, for the rest of his life.

Humphreys, 1912), and his (London: Nelson, 1908).

He met Johnson in 1763 and made yearly visits to London to see him.

Two of his works that might be read with profit are: and .

In my library I have: (1922) in which Strachey deals with Shakespeare, Voltaire, Rousseau, Blake, et al.; (1931) (Congreve, Macaulay, Hume, Gibbon, Carlyle, Froude, Creighton); and his most noted work, (1918) (Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Dr.

(For samples of Carlyle's writing see his essay, "" and ".")

(Gibbon, Wordsworth, Scott, Arnold, Holmes, Tennyson, Pascal, Browning, Donne, Ruskin, Godwin, Bagehot, Huxley, Froude, etc.) is the compact three volume work of Sir Leslie's which I have on my shelf.

In 1786 he moved to London and joined the bar there, but without much success.

There can be no greater mistake.

Returning to the States, and having suffered from criticism that he ignored America in his travels and writings, Irving made an attempt to satisfy his critics by publishing, in 1832, .

No man has greater reverence for the Bible than Huxley.

Leacock had the gift, as he described it, of "liquefied loquacity" and he strove always to apply to the life he saw around him "the genial corrective of the humorous point of view." As Dr.

No one had more acquaintance with the text of scripture.

During the years 1819-20 Washington Irving wrote, under the pseudonym, Geoffrey Crayon, , a miscellany, which included "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." During the 1820s Irving traveled and wrote extensively about Europe.

On his return, Irving was admitted to the bar.

Lomer, Librarian of McGill University, pointed out in his index of Leacock's writings (Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1954), Leacock, in his writings, touched upon an astonishing number of topics, including the "pompous politician and the bulky businessman." While Leacock is best remembered for his humorous stories, his best writing, in my view, is to be found in his more serious works, as, for example, (New York: John Lane, 1920) and (London: Bodley Head, 1942).

One of Lord Cecil's most enjoyable books for me, was his  (London: Constable, 1976).

Gilfillan was to became acquainted with the (such as and Smith).

Longfellow was born in Portland, attended Bowdoin College (1822-1825) with , and soon after became professor of modern languages there from 1829-1835. He went on to teach at Harvard from 1836-1854. The has a long and detailed biography and links to almost 40 of his poems,including ',' ',' and '.' '' is available at Bartelby. Wikipedia provides and about the . The Center for Maine History has info about the (and there is more at that website about Longfellow). Bowdoin College offers an . The first comprehensive biography of Longfellow to be published in almost 50 years was written by Charles Calhoun in 2004, titled .

Lord Chesterfield's  was made into a book which was one of the favourites of the 19th century.

He published two further editions of Gallery, 1849 and 1854.

An interesting mix of a man: while believing in the power of the individual, especially the strong, heroic leader (the romantic beliefs of the time); he distrusted democracy: and while he hated laissez-faire, and feared what the machines of industrialism would do to man; he distrusted social legislators.

He usually made a profound impression on all of those whom he met; he certainly did on .

(For a sample of Holmes' prose, see his essay, ".")

Before moving on to teaching at a university, Leacock - it should be a prerequisite of all university professors - taught in a regular school system for ten years.