William Brighty Rands

[Matthew Browne]

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William Brighty Rands (24 December 1823, Chelsea, Middlesex — 23 April 1882, East Dulwich, London) was a British writer and one of the major authors of nursery rhymes of Victorian era.

A son of a modest candlemaker's family, he attended school from 8 to 13 years of age, and was mostly self-taught, starting to read early and mastering Latin, Greek, and after starting an office career ... more »

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  • ''World, you are beautifully drest.''
    William Brighty Rands ("Matthew Browne") (1823-1880), British poet. The Wonderful World (l. 4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opi...
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