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Simpson, Percylocked

  • Helen Gardner
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Simpson, Percy (1865–1962), literary scholar, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 1 November 1865, the son of John Simpson, Post Office clerk, and his wife, Emma Gilbert. Bishop Abraham found him as a small boy reading in the cathedral library, lent him books, and coached him, and ...

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