William James Rolfe

William James Rolfe, Litt.D. was an American Shakespearean scholar and educator, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts on December 10, 1827. He attended Amherst from 1845 through 1848, but left without graduating after three years due to financial hardship. Amherst, though, nonetheless later awarded him an honorary degree. Between 1852 and 1868, he served as headmaster of high schools at Dorchester, Lawrence, Salem, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Early in his career, he edited selections from Ovid and Virgil and the Cambridge Course of Physics. His Shakespearean work began with an edition of George Lillie Craik's English of Shakespeare. This led to the preparation of a complete edition - ... more on Wikipedia

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