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William Cobbett (1763–1835)

Cobbett, William. An English essayist and political writer; born in Farnham, March 9, 1763; died at Normandy Farm, near Farnham, June 1835. The son of a farm hand, he had no early advantages, but a great gift for controversy; and he plunged warmly into the social and economic and political discussions of his day. He visited this country, and wrote here for a time under the name of “Peter Porcupine.” He is at his best in his countless pamphlets, and in ‘The Political Proteus,’ ‘Legacy to Laborers,’ and ‘Advice to Young Men.’