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READE, John, journalist, born in Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ireland, 13 November, 1837. He was educated at Portora royal school. Enniskillen, and at Queen's college, Belfast, came to Canada in 1856, and established the "Montreal Literary Magazine." He afterward was connected with the Montreal "Gazette," and for three years was rector of La-chute academy. At the same time he studied theology, and was ordained in 1864 a clergyman of the Church of England by Bishop Fulford, and in that capacity served in tile eastern townships. In 1868-'9 Mr. Reade had charge of the Church of England journal in Montreal, and since 1874 he has been employed on the staff of the Montreal "Gazette" as literary editor. He has contributed to every magazine or review that has been established in Canada since 1860, and has made translations from the Greek, Latin, French, German, and Italian. In 1887 he was elected president of the Montreal society for historical studies, and he was one of the original members of the Royal society of Canada. Among other works, he has published "The Prophecy, and other Poems "(Montreal, 1870) ; "Language and Conquest" (1883) ; "The Making of Canada" (1885); " Literary Faculty of the Na-tire Races of America" (1885) ; "The Half-Breed" (1886) ; "Vita Sine Liberis" (1886) ; and "Aboriginal American Poetry" (1887).
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