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William Barnes Biography
William Barnes (1801 - 1886) was an English writer, poet, minister, and philologist.

He was a friend of Thomas Hardy and Gerard Manley Hopkins. He is known for his Dorset dialect poems.

Despite his mastery of many languages, he paradoxically called for the purification of English by removal of Greek, Latin and foreign influences. For example, the word "photograph" (
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