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Gordon Goodwin

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Palairet, John (1697–1774), tutor and educational writer, was born in Montauban, France, the fifth of six children of Dominique Palairet (b. 1654) and Marie (b. 1658), daughter of Blaise Lacaze and Isabeau Treissedre. He became agent of the states general of the ...


Perrin, Jean Baptiste (fl. 1767–1798), tutor and educational author, was born in France. He travelled to Dublin, where he settled and worked as a French teacher. He taught private pupils in their own homes and was often employed for several months at a time as a resident tutor in gentry families keen to master French. In the preface to ...