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YOUNG, William, journalist, born in Deptford, England, in 1809; died in Paris, France, 15 April, 1888. His father was an admiral in the royal navy. He married an American lady in 1839, and came to this country, where, from 1848 till 1867, he edited in New York city "The Albion," a paper devoted to British news and interests. In 1868 he established "Every Afternoon," which was discontinued in four weeks with heavy loss. He then removed to Paris, where he afterward resided. Mr. Young published "Two Hundred Lyrical Poems of Beranger, done into English Verse " (New York, 1850)" " Carmina Collegensia" (1868)" " Mathieu Ropars, etc., by an Ex-Editor" (1868)" and "The Man who Laughs," from the French of Victor Hugo (1869). He also wrote the letter-press for a collection of photographs entitled " Lights and Shades of New York Picture Galleries" (1863), and adapted several plays from the French.
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