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W. P. Courtney

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Fox, Charles (1740?–1809), poet and orientalist, is of uncertain parentage and upbringing. It is most likely that he was the son of Joseph Fox, a Quaker grocer from Falmouth, though it is elsewhere suggested that he was the child of a John Fox...


Tennant, William (1784–1848), scholar of oriental languages and poet, son of Alexander Tennant, merchant and farmer, and Anna Watson, was born in Anstruther, Fife, on 16 May 1784. He lost the use of both feet in childhood, and used crutches throughout his life. After receiving his elementary education at the burgh school in ...


William Tennant (1784–1848) by unknown artist Scottish National Portrait Gallery