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A Brief John Addington Symonds Bio
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Symonds (John Addington), English poet and author, b. Bristol, 5 Oct. 1840, educated at Harrow and Oxford, and was elected in ’62 to a Fellowship at Magdalen College, which he vacated on his marriage. His chief work is on the Renaissance in Italy, 7 vols., completed in ’86. He has also written critical sketches, studies, and poems. Ill health compels his living abroad.