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Sir Sidney Lee (1859 – 1926)

Born Solomon Lazarus Lee, was an English biographer and critic, and the second editor of the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Sir Sidney Lee
Reading is a wrestling with ideas greater than any we can create for ourselves. It has been said, a little extravagantly, that reading can get the better of most physical sufferings, all indeed save the pangs of hunger.
Lee quotes
I believe that the luxuriance of Shakespeare's dramatic instinct largely dominates that outburst of lyric melody which gives the Sonnets their life.
Discriminating brevity is a law of the right biographic method.

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