The Right Honorable John Morley was born in Lancashire, England, in 1838. He edited the Fortnightly Review from 1867 until 1882, and the "English Men of Letters" series. His literary fame was established by his masterly and courageous works, "Voltaire" (1872); "Rousseau" (1876); "Diderot and the Encyclopædists" (1878); and "On Compromise" (1874). Other studies, literary and biographical, are included in his collected writings. He entered the House of Commons in 1883 as an independent Radical and served under Mr. Gladstone as Secretary for Ireland. Mr. Morley was chosen by the family to write the Life of his former distinguished leader.
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