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Professor GOLDWIN SMITH, M. A., LI,.D. and D.C.L., Toronto, was born on the 13th of August, 1523, at Reading, England, where his father had been for some time a practicing physician. Like so many other distinguished Englishmen, he received his early education at Eton, which school was soon to receive added honors by his brilliant university course at Oxford. He first entered as an under-graduate of Christ Church, but on being elected to a demyship in Magdalen he completed his course in that college. Two years after graduation, he was offered and accepted a fellowship

of University College, of

which institution he became tutor. In 184o he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, but minds like his seldom find iii the law a permanent attraction, and Mr. Smith was won to life-long service to literature. In 1S5S lie was elected professor of modern history at Oxford. When he visited America in 1S64 he received from the Brown University the degree of LL.D. From his own university at Oxford he subsequently had conferred upon him the degree of D.C.L. He staunchly advocated the abolition of slavery, and warmly sympathized with the North during the Civil war. Four years after his first arrival in America he was appointed lecturer in English and constitutional history in Cornell University at Ithaca, N.Y., and this office he still holds, al-though for the past twelve years he has been a resident

of Toronto. In 1872 he was appointed a member of the Senate of Toronto University, was elected the representative of the public school teachers on the council of public instruction, and foi two years president.,pf the Provincial Teachers' Association. Since coming to Canada, Mr. Smith has devoted his time and genius to a furtherance of all projects that can advance the people, intellectually, socially, and morally. He established The Bystander, and took part in establishing The Week. In 1875 he married the widow of the late Wm. Boulton, of Toronto. As a master of style, he has no superior.


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