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William Johnson Cory (January 9, 1823 – June 11, 1892), born William Johnson, was an educator and poet, born at Great Torrington, and educated at Eton, where he was afterwards a renowned master, nicknamed Tute (short for "tutor") by his pupils. After Eton, he studied at King's College, Cambridge where he gained the chancellor's medal for an English poem on Plato in 1843, and the Craven Scholarship in 1844. He was a brilliant writer of Latin verse. Although best known for the much-anthologised Heraclitus (" They told me Heraclitus, they told me you were dead " ), his chief poetical work is Ionica, showing a true lyrical gift (see below).


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