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Pierce Egan, the Elder (1772–1849)

Egan, Pierce, the Elder. An English sporting writer; born in London (?), 1772; died there, Aug. 3, 1849. A prolific “historian of the ring” and kindred institutions, he dashed off the wildly popular ‘Life in London’ (1821), in which we have to do with Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his “elegant friend,” Corinthian Bob, in addition to Bob Logic the Oxonian, the three enjoying together many “Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis.”