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BIOGRAPHICAL, CRITICAL, AND HISTORICAL.
THE LITERARY LIFE OF DR. HAWKESWORTH.
JOHN HAWKESWORTH was born in the year
-1719; his parents were dissenters, and, in the early part of his life, he frequented the meeting of Mr. Bradbury, a celebrated preacher of his sect. He was intended for the profession of the Law, and placed as a hired clerk with Mr. Harwood, an attorney in the Poultry. Soon disgusted, however, with his employment, he deserted it for the more precarious, though more pleasing, occupation of literature.
In what mode, or at what school, he was qualified for the pursuit which he had now adopted, is not known. Sir John Hawkins has