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Knox, John (1720–1790), bookseller and economic improver, was born in Scotland; details of his parents are unknown. About Knox's early life before he moved to London to become a successful bookseller in the Strand, or his domestic circumstances, almost nothing is known. His ...

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Temple, William (bap. 1705, d. 1773), clothier and writer on economics, was born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 3 August 1705, the son of William Temple (d. 1736), a clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was brought up a General Baptist as a member of the ...