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Baron Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton
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[Baron Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton]
May 25, 1803 - January 18, 1873
A prolific Victorian novelist, editor of the New Monthly Magazine, member of Parliament and Secretary of State for the Colonies; he coined the expression "the great unwashed" and the phrase "the pen is mightier than the sword." He also inspired Snoopy in the Peanuts comic strip with the opening line to his 1830 novel Paul Clifford: "It was a dark and stormy night...." His only masonic piece is a short poem, "The Mystic Art".
Not to be confused with his son, Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton (1831-91), or Sir William Lytton Earle Bulwer, British Ambassador to Turkey who was appointed Provincial Grand Master of Turkey in 1861.
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Source: Denslow; AQC Vol. 98; Grand Lodge 1717-1967 Oxford : United Grand Lodge of England, 1967. Portrait: A Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America, with Biographies, by Evert A. Duykinck. New York: Johnson, Wilson and Company, 1873 (2 volumes).

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