John Churton Collins
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"John Churton Collins", British people/British literary critic, was born at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England.

From King Edward's School, Birmingham/King Edward's School, Birmingham, he went to Balliol College, Oxford/Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1872, and at once devoted himself to a literary career, as journalist, essayist and lecturer. His first book was a study of Sir Joshua Reynolds (1874), and later he edited various classical English writers, and published volumes on Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke/Bolingbroke and Voltaire in England (1886), The Study of English Literature: a plea for its recognition and organization at the Universities (1891), a study of Dean Swift (1893), Essays and Studies (1895), Ephemera Critica (1901), Essays in Poetry and Criticism (1905), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau/Rousseau and Voltaire (1908), his original essays being sharply controversial in tone, but full of knowledge.

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