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Quincey, Thomas Penson Delocked

(1785–1859)
  • Grevel Lindop

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Quincey, Thomas Penson De (1785–1859), essayist, was born in Manchester on 15 August 1785, the fourth of the eight children of Thomas Quincey (1753–1793), a textile importer from Lincolnshire, and his wife, Elizabeth Penson (c.1756–1846). A cultured man of liberal views, the elder ...

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