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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
H. M. Ayres, ed.  The Reader’s Dictionary of Authors.  1917.
 
Pope Leo XIII. (1810–1903)
 
Leo XIII., Pope (Count Gioacchino Pecci). He was born at Carpineto near Anagni, March 2, 1810; died on July 20, 1903. He was nuncio to Belgium, 1843–45; was made archbishop of Perugia, 1845; cardinal, 1853; supreme pontiff, March 3, 1878. Two of his ‘Encyclical Letters’ are worthy of special mention; viz., that to “All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops,” etc., on ‘The Condition of Labor’ (1891), and that to “The English People” on ‘Church Unity’ (1895). He is author of a small volume of lyrics in Latin: ‘Lyric Poems [Carmina] of Leo XIII., Supreme Pontiff’ (1883).
 
 
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