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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.


(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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I agree with the late William Cobbett about picking a wife.
1763: William Cobbett, political journalist and author of Rural Rides, was born in Farnham, Surrey.
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.
It was William Cobbett, he of Rural Rides fame who in the 1820s dubbed London 'The Great Wen'.
William Cobbett, farmer and Member of Parliament, who died in 1835.
William Cobbett, Director of Cities Alliance launched the initiative during the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21, explaining that the New Cities Alliance Joint Work Program on Resilient Cities brings together expertise and resources across more than 14 organisations to help cities build their resilience to the impacts of climate change and other socio-economic stresses.
In 1822 journalist William Cobbett wrote that tea killed pigs, led women into prostitution and made boys effeminate.
Playing on the shared roots of "conservation" and "conservatism," Castellano argues that writers ranging from William Wordsworth to William Cobbett affiliated themselves with this mode of Romantic conservatism in texts that opposed universalizing scientific, political, and financial systems' erosion of place and custom.
She explores comments that writers, politicians and philosophers such as Edmund Burke, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Adam Smith, David Hume, Dugald Stewart and John Thelwall make about crowd behaviour and sympathy but the book also substantially deals with radical print culture and writers such as William Cobbett, William Hone, Thomas de Quincey and William Hazlitt.
William Cobbett, described by Thompson as "the 'free-born Englishman' incarnate" and credited with having created radicalism's intellectual culture, repeatedly denounced the "negrophile" hypocrisy of British abolitionism.
William Cobbett, who saw it in 1823, thought it 'the most singular looking thing I ever saw.
Milne wrote, quoting William Cobbett, in the Political Register of August 1830: "Our press, which you appear to regard as being free .