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Boswell, James (1740–95) Lawyer, diarist, and biographer, 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

the eldest son of Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck (pron. Affleck), a Scottish judge who took his title from the family estate in Ayrshire. He reluctantly studied law at Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Utrecht universities, despite the literary and political ambitions demonstrated by numerous pamphlets and verses which he published anonymously from ... ...

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