Kenny, William Stopford (DNB00)

KENNY, WILLIAM STOPFORD (1788–1867), compiler of educational works, born in 1788, kept for many years a ‘classical establishment’ at 5 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, London. He was an accomplished chess-player. He died on 16 Nov. 1867, aged 79 (Gent. Mag. 4th ser. v. 113). His compilations include: 1. ‘Practical Chess Grammar,’ 4to, London, 1817; 2nd edit. same year. 2. ‘Practical Chess Exercises,’ 8vo, London, 1818. 3. ‘Why and Because, being a collection of familiar Questions and Answers on subjects relating to Air, Water, Light, and Fire, altered from the French,’ 12mo, London, 1830; 18th edit. 1854. 4. ‘The Manual of Science,’ 18mo, London, 1844. 5. ‘One Thousand Questions, with their Solutions, on Goldsmith's Grammar of Geography,’ 18mo, London, 1853. 6. ‘The Grammatical Omnibus; or, a Methodical Arrangement of the Improprieties frequent in Writing and Conversation, with Corrections,’ 8th edit. 8vo, London, 1853. 7. ‘The Improved French Word-Book … revised by J. Duprat Mérigon,’ 18mo, London (1854). 8. ‘The Improved Italian Word-Book,’ 18mo, London (1854). 9. ‘The Improved Italian Phrase-Book,’ 32mo, London (1854). 10. ‘Improved French Phrase-Book … revised by J. Duprat Mérigon,’ 12mo, London (1856?). 11. ‘School Geography … [with] a Treatise on Astronomy,’ 12mo, London, 1856. Kenny edited educational works by other writers, and translated, with notes, A. Danican Philidor's ‘Analysis of the Game of Chess,’ 12mo, 1819.

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