William Empson (lawyer)
William Empson (1791 – December 10, 1852) was an English barrister, professor and journalist.
William Empson was educated at Winchester, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Professor at the East India Company's College from 1824 to 1852. He contributed regularly to the Edinburgh Review (1823–49) and was for some years its editor (1847–52).
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“What could not possible be there,
And learn a style from a despair.”
—William Empson (19061984)