De Quincey

De Quincey

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De Quincey

De Quincey

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For matters of fact in the following pages the chief anthorities are the collective edition of De Quincey's works, in sixteen volumes, published by Messrs. A. & C. Black, of Edinburgh, and the Life of De Quincey, in two volumes, by Mr. II. A. Page (London, John IIogg & Co., 1877). This last, the only extensive and complete Life of De Quincey in the language, contains a large quantity of biographical information supplied to Mr.Page by the family of De Quineey, and by friends and correspondents of his, much of it in the form of interesting letters and papers never before made public. Such information had long been desired in vain ; and till the appearance of Mr. Page's work little more was known about De Quincey's life than had been revealed by himself in the autobiographical portions of his writings. While, however, Mr. Page's work and those autobiographical writings of De Quincey have been the main authorities for facts and dates, there have been miscellaneous gleanings from other quarters. The chronological list of De Quincey's magazine writings drawn up by Mr. II. G. Bohn, and inserted in the article " Quineey, De," in his edition of Lowndes's Bibliographer's Manual, has been of much use; and among smaller memoirs consulted I may mention the article on De Quincey in the current edition of the Encyclopœdia Britannica, written by Mr.J. R. Findlay, one of the most intimate friends of De Quincey in his last years. At va-

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