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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William Combe (1742–1823)

Combe, William. An English ne’er-do-weel and fertile writer in prose and verse; born in Bristol, 1742; died at Lambeth, June 19, 1823, after forty-three years within the rules of a debtor’s prison, and previous fortunes from officer to cook. His ‘Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque’ was once very popular.