RICHARDS ALFRED BATE
\ɹˈɪt͡ʃədz ˈalfɹɪd bˈe͡ɪt], \ɹˈɪtʃədz ˈalfɹɪd bˈeɪt], \ɹ_ˈɪ_tʃ_ə_d_z ˈa_l_f_ɹ_ɪ_d b_ˈeɪ_t]\
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An English journalist and dramatist; born at Baskerville House, Worcestershire, Feb. 17, 1820; died at London, June 12, 1876. He produced many tragedies, among them being: "Croesus, King of Lydia"; several volumes of poems, including "Death and the Magdalen" (1846); "The Dream of the Soul" (1848); and one novel, "So Very Human" (1871), the title being suggested by a chance phrase of Charles Dickens. In his "Britain Redeemed and Canada Preserved" (1848), he foreshadowed, thirty years before its construction, the inter-oceanic railway between the Atlantic and the Pacific.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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