- (1752-1821)Essayist, etc., ed. at Oxf., took orders, and became Head Master of Tunbridge School. He pub. Essays Moral and Literary (1778), and compiled the formerly well-known Elegant Extracts, often reprinted.
Short biographical dictionary of English literature . John W. Cousin. 2011.
Look at other dictionaries:
Vicesimus Knox — (1752 1821) was an English essayist and minister. He was born December 8, 1752, at Newington Green, Middlesex. Knox was educated at St John s College, Oxford, took orders, and became Head Master of Tonbridge School. He published Essays Moral and… … Wikipedia
Knox — is a Scottish surname that comes from the Scots Gaelic, Knock , meaning hillock or hump.Arguably, the most famous Knoxes are Presbyterian reformer John Knox, and United States Army post Fort Knox, but the name has come to be identified with many… … Wikipedia
Desiderius Erasmus — Erasmus redirects here. For other uses, see Erasmus (disambiguation). Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus Desiderius Erasmus in 1523 as depicted by Hans Holbein the Younger Full name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus Born October 28, 1466 … Wikipedia
Octavius Wigram — Wigram by George Richmond Octavius Wigram (18 December 1794 – 20 May 1878) was an English business man and ship owner in the City of London, a member of Lloyds and Governor of the Royal Exchange Assurance Corporation. Life Born at Walthamstow… … Wikipedia
Tonbridge School — Not to be confused with Tonbridge Grammar School. Tonbridge School Motto Deus Dat Incrementum (God Giveth the Increase) Established 1553 Type public school … Wikipedia
1778 in literature — See also: 1777 in literature, other events of 1778, 1779 in literature, list of years in literature.Events*Novelist Sarah Scott gives up writing on receipt of her father s legacy.New books* Fanny Burney Evelina * Pierre Louis Ginguené Satire des… … Wikipedia
1783 in literature — Events* The Peace of Versailles ending the American Revolution formally. * The first prime ministry of William Pitt the Elder *Friedrich Schiller leaves Stuttgart for Weimar to avoid persecution. *William Cobbett arrives in London. *August von… … Wikipedia
George Stanley Faber — (October 25, 1773 ndash; January 27, 1854) (often written G. S. Faber) was an Anglican theologian who wrote many books on theological subjects. He was a typologist, who believed that all the world s myths were corrupted versions of the original… … Wikipedia
Newington Green — looking northwest from Mildmay Park. Traffic calming and an abundance of pedestrian crossings have restored the green s value as an amenity. (October 2005) Newington Green is an open space in north London which straddles the border between… … Wikipedia
List of University of Oxford people in religion — This is a list of University of Oxford people in religion. Many were students at one (or more) of the colleges of the University, and others held fellowships at a college. This list forms part of a series of lists of people associated with the… … Wikipedia