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John Hall-Stevenson

(1718—1785) poet and satirist


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(1718–85),

the friend of Sterne, traditionally said to be the original of Eugenius in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey. He was squire of Skelton Castle, near Saltburn‐by‐the‐Sea, Yorkshire, where he was host to a circle of literary friends, ‘the Demoniacs’, which included Sterne. He published Fables for Grown Gentlemen (1761), Crazy Tales (1762), and other coarse, sometimes indecent, verse satires.

Subjects: Literature.


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