Craik, George Lillie

   Writer on English literature, etc., b. at Kennoway, Fife, and ed. at St. Andrews, went to London in 1824, where he wrote largely for the "Society for the Promotion of Useful Knowledge." In 1849 he was appointed Prof. of English Literature and History at Belfast. Among his books are The Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties (1831), History of British Commerce (1844), and History of English Literature and the English Language (1861). He was also joint author of The Pictorial History of England, and wrote books on Spenser and Bacon.

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  • George Lillie Craik — (1798–1866) was a Scottish writer and literary critic.Born at Kennoway, Fife, he was educated at the University of St. Andrews, and went to London in 1824, where he wrote largely for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. In 1849 he… …   Wikipedia

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  • Henry Craik — (* 8. August 1805 in Prestonpans, East Lothian, Schottland; † 22. Januar 1866 in Bristol, England) war ein schottischer Hebraist und freikirchlicher Prediger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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