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Combe, William, 1742-1823

LC control no.n 50035341
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPR3359.C5
Personal name headingCombe, William, 1742-1823
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Variant(s)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
Author of the Diaboliad, 1742-1823
Diaboliad, Author of the, 1742-1823
Belphegor, 1742-1823
Quiz, 1742-1823
Associated countryGreat Britain
Birth date1742-03-25
Death date1823-06-19
Place of birthLondon (England)
Place of deathLondon (England)
Field of activityWriting
AffiliationEton College
Profession or occupationSatirists Authors
Special noteNot the same as Country gentleman, fl. 1823 (nb2001010021)
Found inQuiz. The grand master, 1816.
DNB (Combe, William, 1741-1823)
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)
His A letter from a country gentleman, to a member of Parliament, on the present state of public affairs, 1789: (name not given)
Halkett & Laing (a country gentleman, William Combe)
His Considerations on the approaching dissolution of Parliament, 1790: t.p. (the author of the Letter to a country gentleman)
His A letter from a country gentleman to a member of Parliament, 1789 (name not given)
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)
His The History of Johnny Quæ Genus, the little foundling of the late Doctor Syntax, 1903: t.p. (the author of The three tours)
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was born in London on 25 March 1742; William matriculated at Eton College in 1752; in October 1756, William was withdrawn from Eton by his guardian; from the end of 1769 to mid-1773 he spent in France, the west midlands, and Wales; in 1773, Robert Berkeley offered him the job of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)
The first of April, or, The triumphs of folly, 1777 title page (by the author of The diaboliad)
The diabo-lady, or, A match in hell, 1777 (dedication signed: Belphegor)
English short title catalogue, ESTC System No. 006231127 (the dedication signed: Belphegor, i.e. William Combe)
The grand master, or, Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan, 1816: title page (Quiz)
LC database, accessed January 13, 2021 (hdg.: Quiz, pseud.)
Associated languageeng