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Boswell, James (1778–1822), barrister and literary scholar, was born on 15 September 1778 at James's Court, Edinburgh. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of James Boswell (1740–1795) of Auchinleck, advocate, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson, and his wife, Margaret...

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Caldecott, Thomas (bap. 1744, d. 1833), barrister and literary editor, was born in Rugby and baptized on 13 April 1744, the eldest of three sons of William Caldecott of Rugby and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of the Revd Peter Senhouse, of Linton, Herefordshire...

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Sidney Lee

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Hayward, Thomas (d. 1779?), literary editor and lawyer, of whose early life nothing is known, practised law at Hungerford, Berkshire, and in 1738 published, in three volumes, The British muse, or, A collection of thoughts, moral, natural, and sublime, of our English poets who flourished in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries...

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Locker, John (1693–1760), barrister and literary editor, was born in London on 27 August 1693, the eldest son of Stephen Locker, one-time clerk to the Leathersellers' Company. On 12 March 1707 John was admitted to the Merchant Taylors' School, London, from the Mercers' School...

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J. M. Rigg

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Merivale, John Herman (1779–1844), lawyer and literary scholar, was born in Exeter, Devon, on 5 August 1779, the only son of John Merivale (1752–1831), of Barton Place, Exeter, and Bedford Square, London, and Ann Katenkamp (1754–1829), daughter of a German merchant settled in ...

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Webb, Thomas Ebenezer (1821–1903), philosopher, barrister, and literary critic, was born in Portscatho, Cornwall, on or about 8 May 1821. He was eldest of the twelve children of the Revd Thomas Webb, a Methodist minister who owned a small estate in Cornwall, and his wife, ...