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date: 22 October 2019

Scott, Johnlocked

(1730–1783)
  • Anne McWhir

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Scott, John (1730–1783), poet and writer, younger son of Samuel Scott, a linen draper and Quaker preacher, and his wife, Martha Wilkins, was born in Grange Walk, Bermondsey, London, on 9 January 1730. Scott began studying Latin under John Clarke, a local Scottish schoolmaster. To avoid smallpox, ...

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