Basil Montagu

(1770—1851) author and legal reformer

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a friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Godwin; his young son (also Basil) lived with the Wordsworths during their West Country period. He became a successful barrister and author; published many legal and political works; edited F. Bacon (1825–37); and in 1846 published a little volume of mock‐heroic couplets, Railroad Eclogues.

Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.

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