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 (kŏb′ĭt), William 1763?-1835.
British journalist and social reformer noted for his Rural Rides (1830), a collection of essays showing the deterioration of rural life brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
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(Biography) William. 1763–1835, English journalist and social reformer; founded The Political Register (1802); author of Rural Rides (1830)
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(ˈkɒb ɪt)

William ( “Peter Porcupine” ), 1763–1835, English political essayist and journalist.
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Radical political writer and pamphleteer William Cobbett turned bodysnatcher to dig up Common Sense author Thomas Paine from his humble final resting place in America in 1819 with the intention of reburying it in a lavish tomb in England.
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