Scholar and leading educator of Victorian England. He attended St. James College and was ordained in the Church of England. He resigned and became a Headmaster in the City of London School, a position he held for 25 years. He was an author of numerous articles and almost 50 books. Subjects ranged from theological to classical literature to English grammar and philology. His Shakespearian Grammar of 1870 went into many editionsl. Flatlands is his most enduring work, a satire on English instititions and society combined with geometry and physics.