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Craik George Lillie

Craik, George Lillie (1799-1866), a man of letters of this century. Born in Fifeshire, he entered at St. Andrews, and at 25 years old came to London to enter on a literary life. His Pursuit of Knowledge under Difficulties was published in 1831, and from that time he was a diligent and voluminous writer. In 1849 he was eippointed Professor of History and English Literature at Queen's College, Belfast, a post that he occupied till his death. Among his many works may be mentioned his History of Literature and Learning in England, Spenser and, his Poetry: Bacon: His Writings and his Philosophy, and The English of Skakspeare.