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William Johnson Fox

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(1786–1864)

William Johnson Fox was born in Wrentham in north Suffolk on 1 March 1786 and died on 3 June 1864; he was buried in Brompton. The son of strict ...

Fox, William Johnson

Fox, William Johnson (1786–1864)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., William Johnson ( 1786–1864 ) Independent Unitarian preacher, orator , journalist , drama critic , and editor . He was influential in a literary context for his association with the Monthly Repository , originally a Unitarian periodical, but which under his ownership and editorship (from 1831 ) encouraged and published many progressive writers of the day, including Robert Browning , Harriet Martineau , and John Stuart Mill . He sold it in 1836 to his friend and protégé R. H. Horne . He continued to write and speak extensively and effectively...

Fox, William Johnson

Fox, William Johnson (1786–1864)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
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..., William Johnson ( 1786–1864 ) William Johnson Fox was born in Wrentham in north Suffolk on 1 March 1786 and died on 3 June 1864 ; he was buried in Brompton. The son of strict Calvinistic independents, Fox became a clerk in a bank at the age of thirteen and used his leisure for self-improvement, working hard at mathematics, Latin and Greek. He competed for essay prizes, and wrote occasionally for a local newspaper until, in 1806 , he turned his attention to the pulpit and entered the Independent College at Homerton. By March 1812 , however, Fox had...

William Johnson Fox

William Johnson Fox  

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(1786–1864)William Johnson Fox was born in Wrentham in north Suffolk on 1 March 1786 and died on 3 June 1864; he was buried in Brompton. The son of strict ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...opportunities for artists to exhibit independently and promote their work. In 1790 he had been engaged by the publisher Joseph *Johnson to paint thirty pictures to illustrate a grand edition of * Milton 's poetical works. The text was edited by William *Cowper , but the poet's mental indisposition prevented him completing the work and Johnson abandoned the project. Fuseli used the four pictures he had finished for Johnson, including Satan, Sin and Death , for his own enterprise. The Milton Gallery opened on 20 May 1799 with an exhibition of 40 works....

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...publishers advanced authors loans, tried to put their financial affairs in order, helped to organize subscription editions, and arranged reviewing work—as, for example, the radical Dissenting publisher Joseph *Johnson did for Mary *Wollstonecraft , John Horne *Tooke , and others. Lower down the social scale the radical bookseller/publisher William Sherwin ( b. c. 1799 ) helped to launch ambitious Devonshire ex-tinmaker Richard *Carlile on his own remarkable career as a freethinking publisher, bookseller, and journalist. Both bookseller and author...

Utopianism

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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...and political partisanship is unknown. Prostitution has not been abolished, but women can enter many trades and professions, and wealthier classes take ‘the initiative in cultivating a healthier and higher tone of morality amongst the female portion of our community’. Lady Mary Fox 's prescient An Account of an Expedition to the Interior of New Holland ( 1837 ) imagines eleven federated colonies of Europeans ranging from hereditary monarchies to republics. Similarly, the pickpocket George *Barrington and other ex-convict chroniclers were to testify, in a...

Domestic Buildings

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Malcolm Airs

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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...by Nicholas Savage , which deals with books relating to architecture and the building trades published between those dates. It is not without significance that the earliest known photographic negative is of one of the windows at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, taken by its owner, William Henry Fox Talbot, in August 1835 . Photographs have ever since played an important role in documenting the changing appearance and social life of the 19th‐ and 20th‐century country house. Christopher Simon Sykes's Country House Album ( 1989 ) is one of a number of recent books...

English, Scottish, and Anglo-Irish Family Names

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Peter McClure and Patrick Hanks

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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...J. (1958): The Americans: The Colonial Experience . New York: Random House. Fischer, David Hackett (1989): Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America . New York: Oxford University Press. Sutherland, Juliet , and Leonard Johnson , eds (2008): The Project Gutenberg eBook, Bradford’s History of “Plimoth Plantation”, by William Bradford . http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24950/24950-h/24950-h.htm...

Dutch Family Names

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Leendert Brouwer, Peter McClure, and Charles Gehring

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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...spelling conventions applied by English-speaking clerks. Names such as brouwer , Cuyper , smidt , voller , visscher , Jansz , and Pietersz easily merged with brewer , cooper , smith , fuller , fisher , johnson , and peters or peterson ; and some names such as timmerman and vos were simply translated as carpenter and fox . Without genealogical research, we cannot hope to recover the Dutch origin of these thoroughly English-sounding family names. Since the 17th and 18th centuries, many thousands more families and individuals have...

Sarah Flower Adams

Sarah Flower Adams  

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(1805–1848) British poet and hymn-writerVivia Perpetua (1841) PoetryVivia Perpetua (1841) Poetry
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Pauline  

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A poem in blank verse, the first poem to be published by R. Browning; it appeared anonymously in 1833.
George Jacob Holyoake

George Jacob Holyoake  

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(1817–1906)George Jacob Holyoake was born in Birmingham on 13 April 1817 and died in Brighton on 22 January 1906. He was the second child and eldest son of George ...
Samuel Parr

Samuel Parr  

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(1747–1825)Teacher and clergyman, educated at Harrow School (where he later taught) and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He wrote a Latin epitaph on Samuel Johnson, whom he knew personally, for the ...
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gentlemen's clubs  

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A variety of formal and informal clubs catering to the sociable, commercial, and convivial needs of upper- and middle-class urban males had long been a feature of British metropolitan and ...
John Horne Tooke

John Horne Tooke  

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(1736–1812)British radical politician and philologist. In 1769 Tooke founded the Society of Supporters of the Bill of Rights, which was largely designed to pay John Wilkes's debts and get him into ...
George Crabbe

George Crabbe  

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(1754–1832) British poetInebriety (1775) PoetryThe Candidate (1780) PoetryThe Library (1781) PoetryThe Village (1783) PoetryThe News-Paper (1785) PoetryThe Borough (1810) PoetryTales (1812) ...
Joseph Nollekens

Joseph Nollekens  

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(b London, 11 Aug. 1737; d London, 23 Apr. 1823).English sculptor, mainly in marble but also in terracotta. He was the son of a Flemish painter, Joseph Francis Nollekens (‘Old Nollekens’) (1702–48), ...
Siddons Sarah

Siddons Sarah  

(1755–1831)English actress. The eldest daughter of Roger Kemble, she made an early marriage while working in her father's family troupe. A first London debut failed, but a second, in ...
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Richard Brinsley Sheridan  

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(1751–1816),the son of Thomas Sheridan, an Irish actor‐manager, and Mrs F. Sheridan. He fell in love with (and in 1773 married) Eliza Linley, a beautiful and accomplished young singer, with whom he ...
Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau  

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(1802–76),was a devout Unitarian in youth. Her first published work was Devotional Exercises (1823). Between 1832 and 1834 she published a series of stories, Illustrations of Political Economy, ...

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