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Burney, Frances (1776–1828), governess and poet, was born in London in January 1776, the fourth child and second daughter of cousins Esther (Hetty) Burney (1749–1832) and Charles Rousseau Burney (1747–1819), and niece of the novelist and diarist Frances Burney, Madame D'Arblay. Her parents were both talented musicians: ...

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Quin, Walter (c. 1575–1641), poet and royal tutor, was born in Dublin. He was apparently studying at Edinburgh University when, in 1595, he was presented to James VI, who was charmed with his manner. He further recommended himself to the king by giving him some poetic anagrams of his own composition on ...

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Whaley, John (bap. 1710, d. 1745), poet and tutor to Horace Walpole, was baptized at St Andrews, Norwich, on 4 April 1710, the son of Thomas Whalley, a tradesman, and his wife, Mary. His father died when he was young, leaving him in the care of his mother; nothing more is known of his parents. ...