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Derrick, Samuellocked

(1724–1769)
  • R. D. E. Eagles

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Derrick, Samuel (1724–1769), author, was born in Dublin; his family had held land near Carlow, but had lost it as a result of the disturbances of the seventeenth century. Derrick was apprenticed to a linen draper, but fled to London to become an actor, at which he was unsuccessful. He therefore turned his hand to writing, publishing a number of works, notably ...

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