Dyce, Alexander oldest son of a general in the East India Company's service, was born in George Street, Edinburgh, June 30, 1797, and received his bachelor's degree at Oxford in 1819. Between 1822 and 1825 he served two curacies, and died May 9, 1869. His publications were chiefly in the line of literary criticism. Besides editions of Greene, Webster, Shirley, Middleton, Skelton, Beaumont and Fletcher, Marlowe, Peele, Bentley, Collins, Pope, Akenside, Beattie, and others, he published a new and complete edition of the Works of William Shakespeare (185358, 6 volumes, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Bit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.