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Spence, Joseph [pseud. Sir Harry Beaumont] (1699–1768), literary scholar and anecdotist

James Sambrook

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/26111

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Spence, Joseph [pseud. Sir Harry Beaumont] (1699–1768), literary scholar and anecdotist, was born at Kingsclere, north Hampshire, on 28 April 1699. His father, Joseph (bap. 1661, d. 1715), was rector of Winnal in Winchester and precentor of the cathedral. His mother, ...

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