Ambrose Eccles

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Eccles, Ambrose, a commentator and arranger of Shakspere, was born in Ireland in the course of the 18th century. He received a college education, and devoted himself to literary pursuits, publishing editions of Cymbeline (1793), Lear (1793), Merchant of Venice (1805). The Biographia Dramatica says: "Each volume contains not only notes and illustrations of various commentators, with remarks by the editor, but the several critical and historical essays that have appeared at different times respecting each piece." The Annual Register styles him "a profound scholar, a perfect gentleman; he was an ornament to society." He died at his seat at Cronroe, Wicklow, where he had spent the latter part of his life, in 1809.

Sources

7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

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