Once, when Sir Edward was on the hustings addressing his constituents at a county election, her ladyship suddenly appeared, ... How little he foresaw at that time the fame and fortune which the youth's poetry was to bring him, and the ...
Author: Hattie Tyng Griswold
The author of these sketches desires to say that they were written, not for the special student of literary biography, who is already familiar with the facts here given, but rather for those busy people who have little time for reading, yet wish to know something of the private life and personal history of their favorite authors. The sketches are not intended to be critical, or to present anything like complete biographies. They are devoted chiefly to the home life of the various authors,—which, though an instructive and fascinating study, seems commonly neglected in popular biographies. It should be added that a few of these sketches have already appeared in print, but they have been rewritten to adapt them to their present purpose. H. T. G. Columbus, Wis., October, 1886.