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William Minto

Minto, William (1845–1893). Critic and biographer, born at Alford, Aberdeenshire, and ed. at Aberdeen and Oxford, went to London, and became ed. of the Examiner, and also wrote for the Daily News and the Pall Mall Gazette. In 1880 he was appointed Prof. of Logic and Literature at Aberdeen. He wrote a Manual of English Prose Literature (1873), Characteristics of the English Poets (1874), and a Life of Defoe for the Men of Letters Series.

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