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Jodrell, Richard Paul (1745–1831), classical scholar and playwright, was born on 13 November 1745, the eldest of three sons of Paul Jodrell (1715?–1751), of St Andrew's parish, Holborn, and Duffield, Derbyshire, who was solicitor-general to Frederick, prince of Wales, and his wife, Elizabeth...

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Thomas Morell (1703–1784) by James Basire, pubd 1762 (after William Hogarth) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morell, Thomas (1703–1784), classical scholar and librettist, was born on 18 March 1703 at Eton, Buckinghamshire, the eldest child of the two sons and two daughters of Thomas Morell (d. in or after 1720), saddler, and his wife, Eleanor Tipping (d...