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Samuel Roberts (1763–1848)

Roberts, Samuel. An English author and pamphleteer; born at Sheffield, April 18, 1763; died there, July 24, 1848. He was known as the “Pauper’s Advocate,” and is the author of an immense number of books, pamphlets, and broadsheets, dealing with all that he considered unjust or tyrannical. His principal works are: ‘Tales of the Poor’ (1813); ‘The Blind Man and his Son’ (1816); ‘Defence of the Poor Laws’ (1819); ‘Life of Queen Mary’ (1822); ‘The Gipsies: Their Origin, Continuance, and Destination’ (1836); and ‘Milton Unmasked’ (1844). His ‘Autobiography and Select Remains’ were published in 1849.