Cassell's New Biographical Dictionary; Containing Memoirs of the Most Eminent Men and Women of All Ages and Countries

Cassell's New Biographical Dictionary; Containing Memoirs of the Most Eminent Men and Women of All Ages and Countries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...at Drury Lane four days before her death. Glover, Richard (4. 1712, d. 1785), English oet and scholar; sou of a London merchant; produced Leonidas in 1737, and next year Admiral Hosier's Ghost. In 1739 he entered Parliament as an opponent of Walpole. and remained in public life till 1775, where he took great interest in commercial questions; he wrote meanwhile several tragedies. Glover, Thomas (4. 1513, d. 1588), English antiquary; friend of Camden. His Catalogue of honour was printed in 1610. Glover, William (4. 1819, d. 1875), English composer; son of Mrs. Glover, the actress; was nt different times actor, violinist mid teacher, but is chiefly known as composer of the cantata Turn U'HUanter (1855), and the operas Bug Jllns (1861), and Adnnnta. He died in America, where ho had lived for seven years. Cluck, Christoph Willibald von (4. 1714, d. 1787), Bohemian composer; founder of a now school of opera. His first works were conceived in the old Italian spirit, but were very popular and gained him an invitation to Loudon, where lie made the acquaintance of Arue, but was not successful. Ho then returned to Vienna to study and develop his ideas. Clemenza di Tito was performed at Naples in 1751, but his productions at Vieuua, Alccste, Paride ed Sienna, and especially Orfeo cd JEuridiie were his best works. Iplnghiie en Aulidt produced in 1771. was also highly successful. In Paris his works excited so great a controversy that musical factions arose calling themselves after him and his rival, the Italian Piccini, the ono being supported by Marie Antoinette, who had been a pupil of Gluck, and the other by Madame du Barry. Glycas, Michael (12th century), Byzantine historian, author of liibUis ChreniKt. Glycerins (5th century) Roman emperor in 473;...show more

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  • 1236486323
  • 9781236486325