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Charles Cowden Clarke

Clarke, Charles Cowden, 1787–1877, English lecturer and author. He was a close friend of Keats, who was a pupil of Clarke's father. Clarke's lectures on Shakespeare were published as Shakespeare Characters (1863). He and his wife, Mary Victoria (Novello) Cowden Clarke, 1809–98, wrote Recollections of Writers (1878), and she compiled The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare (1844–45).

See study by R. D. Altick (1948, repr. 1973).

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