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Mackail, John William (1859–1945), classical scholar, literary critic, and poet, was born at Ascog in the parish of Kingarth, Isle of Bute, on 26 August 1859, the only son and second child of the Revd John Mackail, a Free Church minister who, after service in ...


John William Mackail (1859–1945) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London


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Palmer, Arthur (1841–1897), classical scholar and critic, was born at Guelph, Ontario, Canada, on 14 September 1841, the sixth child of the Ven. Arthur Palmer, archdeacon of Toronto, and his first wife, Hester Madeline Crawford. He was educated first by his father, then at the ...