- T. F. Henderson
- , revised by Ralph A. Manogue
Oswald, John (c. 1760–1793), journalist and poet, was born in Edinburgh, where his father, also John Oswald, a goldsmith of 'great learning', kept John's Coffee House. Nothing is known of his mother. John learned Latin and Greek as a youth, and later studied Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. He was a goldsmith's apprentice, but joined the ...