Men-at-the-Bar/Dasent, Sir George Webbe

Dasent, Sir George Webbe, D.C.L. 1852, a civil service commissioner since 1870, an original member of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, knighted at Windsor Castle 27 June, 1876, educated at Westminster, matric. King's Coll., London, M.A., Magdalen Hall, Oxon, 1843, author of The Prose or Younger Edda, translated from the old Norse, dedicated to Thomas Carlyle (Stockholm and London, 1842) ; A Grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse Tongue, translated from the Swedish of Erasmus Rask (London and Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1843) ; Theophilus, in Icelandic, Low German, and Other Tongues, from MSS. in the Royal Library, Stockholm (London and Stockholm, 1845) ; Popular Tales from the Norse, with an introductory essay on the origin and diffusion of popular tales, 1st edition (Edinburgh, 1859) ; Story of Burut Njal, or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century, from the Icelandic of the Njals Saga, 2 vols. (Edinburgh, 1861); The Story of Gisli the Outlaw, from the Icelandic (Edinburgh, 1866) ; 3 novels in three volumes : Annals of an Eventful Life, 1st edition (London, 1870), Three to One (London, 1872), and Half a Life (London, 1874) ; Jest and Earnest, a collection of essays and reviews, 2 vols. (London, 1873) ; Tales from the Fjeld, a second series of popular tales (London, 1874); The Vikings of the Baltic, a tale of the North in the tenth century, 3 vols. (London, 1875) ; a student of the Middle Temple 30 May, 1844, called to the bar 30 Jan., 1852, an advocate of Doctors' Commons 2 Nov., 1852 (3rd son of John Roche Dasent, Esq., attorney-general island of St Vincent) ; born 22 May, 1820; married 4 April, 1846, Frances Louisa, dau. of late William Frederick Augustus Delane, Esq., of Easthampstead and Bracknell, Berks (only son of Cavin Delane, Esq., serjeant-at-arms to George III. 1775, by his wife Elizabeth Davenport), and has issue (see Foster's Knightage).

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