CORY, WILLIAM JOHNSON ( g h _ng_s_ schoolmaster and author, son of Charles Johnson of Torrington, Devonshire. He was educated at Eton and at King's college, Cambridge, where he gained the chancellor's medal for an English poem on Plato in 1843, and the Craven Scholarship in 1844. In 1845 he was made an assistant master at Eton, where he remained for some 26 years. He has been called "the most brilliant Eton tutor of his day." In 1872, having inherited an estate at Halsdon and assumed the name of Cory, he left Eton. He married late in life, and after four years spent in Madeira he settled in 1882 at Hampstead. He proved his genuine lyrical power in lonica (1858), which was republished with some additional poems in 1891. Other works are: Lucretilis (1871), on the writing of Latin verses; /ophon (1873), on Greek Iambics; and Guide to Modern History from 1815 to 1835 (1881). Extracts from the Letters and Journals of William Cory, which contain much paradoxical and suggestive criticism, were edited by F. W. Cornish and pub lished by private subscription in 1897.