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British poet and literary scholar. Ames was the author of On Poetry and the Science of Archeology
(1889). In 1900 he became Secretary of the Royal Society of Literature and helped organize the Chaucer Memorial Lectures
, which he edited and published in 1900, as well as the Milton Memorial Lectures
(1909). He also edited the translation of Queen Marguerite's The Mirror of the Sinful Soul
(1897). Ames signed the 1915 petition
to President Woodrow Wilson
on behalf of Margaret Sanger organized by Marie Stopes