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McCAUL, John, Canadian educator, born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1807. He was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, where he became classical tutor and examiner. In November, 1838, he was appointed principal of Upper Canada college, in 1842 vice-president of King's college, and professor of logic, rhetoric, and classics. He was elected president of the University of Toronto in 1849 and in 1853. He has been editor of a Canadian monthly, the " Maple Leaf," published several volumes of essays and treatises on classical subjects, edited portions of Horace, Longinus, Lucian, and Thucydides, as college text-books, and gave special attention to Latin inscriptions. His works include "Britanno-Roman Inscriptions" (1863) and "Christian Epitaphs of the First Six Centuries."
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