Albert Stanburrough Cook
Albert Stanburrough Cook (March 6, 1853, Montville, New Jersey-September 1, 1927) was an American scholar and philologist. Cook graduated Rutgers College in 1872 and studied at Göttingen and Leipzig from 1877 to 1878. From 1879 to 1881 he spent time in London, studied under Sievers at Jena, and was an associate in English at Johns Hopkins University.
Cook became a professor of English in the University of California in 1882 and professor of English language and literature at Yale University in 1889. He re-organized the teaching of English in the state of California, and edited many texts for reading in secondary schools; but he is best known for his work in Old English and in poetics. He translated, edited, and revised Sievers' Old English Grammar (1885), edited Judith (1888), The Christ of Cynewulf (1900), Asser's Life of King Alfred (1905), and The Drenen of the Rood (1905), and prepared A First Book in Old English Grammar (1894). He also edited, with annotations, Sidney's Defense of Poesie (1890); Shelley's Defense of Poetry (1891); Newman's Poetry (1891); Addison's Criticisms on Paradise Lost (1892); The Art of Poetry (1892), being the essays of Horace, Vida and Boileau; and Leigh Hunt's What is Poetry (1893); and published Higher Study of English (1906).
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