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Procter, Bryan Waller (1787-1874), better known by his pseudonym of "Barry Cornwall," was born in London and educated at Harrow. He was called to the bar in 1831, and was for thirty years a commissioner in lunacy. He wrote several volumes of graceful lyrics, and memoirs of Edmund Kean and Charles Lamb, and had a play produced at Covent Garden; but he is chiefly to be remembered as having been the intimate friend of the great writers of two generations, of Wordsworth, Scott, and Lamb no less than of Tennyson, Browning, and Thackeray. Adelaide Anne Procter, his daughter, was born in 1825 and died in 1864. She gained some poetic fame by her Legends and Lyrics (1858-60).