- Thomas Seccombe
- , revised by John Wyatt
Pattison, William (1706–1727), poet, was born at Peasemarsh, near Rye, Sussex, where his father, William Pattison, held a small farm from the earl of Thanet, who arranged for the young boy to attend the free school at Appleby, Westmorland. At school he was a promising scholar and began to write poetry, earning money to pay book bills by composing dedicatory odes to landowners. On 6 July 1724 he was admitted as a sizar at ...