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Combe, William, 1742-1823


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    • Combes, William, 1742-1823
    • Coombe, William, 1742-1823
    • Syntax, Dr., 1742-1823
    • Doctor Syntax, 1742-1823
    • Dr. Syntax, 1742-1823
    • Country gentleman, 1742-1823
    • Author of the Letter to a country gentleman, 1742-1823
    • Letter to a country gentleman, Author of the, 1742-1823
    • Author of the Saints, a satire, 1742-1823
    • Saints, a satire, Author of the, 1742-1823
    • Author of the Three tours, 1742-1823
    • Three tours, Author of the, 1742-1823
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1742-03-25
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1823-06-19
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Eton College
    • Birth Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
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  • Sources

    • found: Quiz. The grand master, 1816.
    • found: DNB(Combe, William, 1741-1823)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd.(hdg. Combe, William, 1742-1823. Montgomery, F. The birth and parentage of William Combe (in Notes and queries, Apr. 12, 1941, p. 254-257) cites wills, marriage compacts, and death and birth entries in the registers of St. Alban's Parish, London, establishing that Combe was born in London on March 25th, 1742 and baptized April 16th)
    • found: His A letter from a country gentleman, to a member of Parliament, on the present state of public affairs, 1789:(name not given)
    • found: Halkett & Laing(a country gentleman, William Combe)
    • found: His Considerations on the approaching dissolution of Parliament, 1790:t.p. (the author of the Letter to a country gentleman)
    • found: His A letter from a country gentleman to a member of Parliament, 1789(name not given)
    • found: Halkett & Laing(author of the Letter to a country gentleman, William Combe; A letter from a country gentleman to a member of Parliament is by William Combe)
    • found: His The History of Johnny Quæ Genus, the little foundling of the late Doctor Syntax, 1903:t.p. (the author of The three tours)
    • found: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online, viewed 27 October 2016(Combe (formerly Combes), William (1742-1823), writer and literary imitator, was born in London on 25 March 1742; William matriculated at Eton College in 1752; in October 1756, William was withdrawn from Eton by his guardian; from the end of 1769 to mid-1773 he spent in France, the west midlands, and Wales; in 1773, Robert Berkeley offered him the job of editing 'A Description of Patagonia'; he was arrested several times for debts; he died, still in debt, at his Lambeth Road address on 19 June 1823)
  • LC Classification

    • PR3359.C5
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Not the same as Country gentleman, fl. 1823 (nb2001010021)]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-10: new
    • 2018-01-17: revised
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