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Steele, Sir Richard
(b. Dublin, 1671; d. Llangunnor, September 1st, 1729). The Christian Hero (1701); The Funeral; or, Grief à la Mode (1702); The Tender Husband (1703); The Lying Lover (1704); The Crisis (1714); The Conscious Lovers (1722); edited the Tatler, and wrote for the Guardian and the Spectator. Life of Steele in Forsters Biographical and Critical Essays, and Memoir by Montgomery (1865). See also Thackerays English Humourists and Denniss Studies in English Literature.