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William Frederick Deacon

(1799—1845) journalist and author


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(1799–1844) Journalist, poet, and parodist, educated at Cambridge. He is principally remembered today for Warreniana (1824), a collection of parodies which imagines the leading writers of the day, Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and William Wordsworth amongst them, writing advertising copy for the blacking manufacturer Robert Warren. He spent most of the latter part of his life as a journalist for the True Sun.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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