Dowden, Edward

Born: 
1843
Died: 
1913
Forenames: 
Edward
Surname: 
Dowden
Professor of Literature and Shakespeare scholar. FH did not rate Dowden's work highly, describing it as 'piffle'. FH recounts a dinner at which Edmund Becket, Dowden and William Mallock tested FH's knowledge of Shakespeare. Needless to say by FH's account he triumphed over the dryasdusts.
Sources: 
LL