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Cob·bett(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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William ( “Peter Porcupine” ), 1763–1835, English political essayist and journalist.
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