See also:English satirist, of " facetious memory " as
See also:Addison designates him, was the son of a
See also:farmer at
See also:Shifnal, in
See also:Shropshire, and was
See also:born in 1663 . He was entered in 1678 at;Christ
See also:Oxford, where he is said to have escaped expulsion by the famous lines beginning, " I do not love thee, Dr Fell." He was for three years schoolmaster at
See also:Thames, and afterwards settled in
See also:London . Under the pseudonym of Dudly Tomkinson he wrote a satire on
See also:Dryden, The Reasons of Mr Bays changing his Religion: considered in a
See also:Dialogue between Crites,
See also:Eugenius and Mr Bays, with two other parts having
See also:separate titles (1688-169o, republished with additions in 1691) . He was the author of a
See also:great variety of poems, letters, dialogues and lampoons, full of
See also:humour and erudition, but coarse and scurrilous . His writings have a certain value for the knowledge they display of low
See also:life in London . He died on the 16th of
See also:June 1704, and was buried in the cloister of
See also:Westminster Abbey . His collected
See also:works were published in 1707-1708 . The second
See also:volume contains a collection of Letters from the Dead to the Living, some of which are translated from the French . His Comical
See also:Romance done into English (1772, the
See also:Roman Comique of
See also:Scarron) was reprinted in 1892 .
BART SIR WILLIAM BROWN
THOMAS BROWN (1778-1820)
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