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Definitions of AUSTIN DOBSON
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An English poet and man of letters; born at Plymouth, Jan. 18, 1840. Intended for a civil engineer, and educated abroad, he accepted a place under the Board of Trade. His poems are inimitable in their artistic finish and grace of fancy. They are contained in the volumes: "Vignettes in Rhyme and Vers de Societe" (1873); "Proverbs in Porcelain" (1877): "Old-World Idyls" (1883); "Eighteenth-Century Vignettes" (1892). He has written biographies of Hogarth, Fielding, Steele, Goldsmith, and other literary notables, and contributed many articles to the English "Dictionary of National Biography".
By Charles Dudley Warner