Item V/ii/18 - A Pipe of Tobacco: In Imitation of six Several Authors

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-V/ii/18


A Pipe of Tobacco: In Imitation of six Several Authors


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1923 (Publication)

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8vo, 1 volume

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BROWNE, ISAAC HAWKINS, son of Rev. William Browne, Vicar of Burton on Trent, Staffs., and Prebendary of Lichfield, and Ann, dau. of Isaac Hawkins; b. 21 Jan 1705-6; in under school lists as Browne 1715-7; adm. (or readm. ) (aged 13) Feb 1719/20, as Isaac Hawkins; Trinity Coll. Cambridge, adm. pens. 12 Sep 1721, matr. Easter 1723; BA 1725/6; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 5 Jun 1722, called to bar 27 Jun 1728; of Badger Hall, Shropshire; MP Wenlock 7 Dec 1744-54; FRS 2 Feb 1749/50; according to Dr Johnson he was “one of the first wits of this country” and “of all conversers the most delightful” (Boswell, Life of Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill, ii, 339); author, De Animi Immortalitate, 1754, and other poems, an edition of which was published by his son in 1768; m. 10 Feb 1744 Jane, dau. of Ven. David Trimnel DD, Archdeacon of Leicester; d. 14 Feb 1760. DNB.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  • English


  • Latin


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