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AINGER, ān′jēr, Alfred (1837-1904). An Enflish clergyman and writer. He was born in London, and was educated at King's College and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was ordained priest in 1863, and three years afterward was appointed reader of the Temple Church, a position which he held until 1894, when he succeeded Dean Vaughan as Master of the Temple. He is a canon of Bristol and chaplain-in-ordinary to the king. As an author, he is best known for his editions of Lamb's Collected Works and for his Biography of Charles Lamb ("English Men of Letters Series").