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Born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, on July 25, 1825, John Askham had almost no formal education. After labouring as a child in his father's shoe-making shop, Askham earned his living as a shoe-maker. He taught himself to read and write and published his verses in local newspapers and then as volumes, financed by subscriptions.

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  • Taylor, Ann and Jane. Rhymes for the Nursery. 1806.
  • --. Limed Twigs to Catch Young Birds. 1808.
  • --. The Associate Minstrels. 1810.
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Born September 5, 1861, Walter Alexander Raleigh received his education at the City of London School, Edinburgh Academy, University College London, and King's College Cambridge.

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Sir Thomas Wyatt was born at Allington Castle, Kent, in 1503, the son of Henry Wyatt and Anne Skinner. He was educated at St. John's College Cambridge, become a diplomat in the service of Henry VIII about 1526 and travelled to Italy first in 1527.

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  • Loomie, A. J. "Wotton, Sir Henry (1568–1639)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
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  • Gill, Stephen. "Wordsworth, William (1770–1850)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. May 2010.
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  • Edwards, Jason. "Wolfe, Charles (1791–1823)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Jan. 2011.
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  • O'Callaghan, Michelle. "Wither, George (1588–1667)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
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"As late as 1953 it was impossible to publish Rochester's 'The Imperfect Enjoyment' and 'A ramble in St. James's Park' (Poems, xlix). And even after Judge John W. Woolsey's landmark decision in the Ulysses case in December 1933 'A ramble in St. James's Park' could still be called 'this unprintable poem' (Berman, 362) in 1964." (Ellis, citing R.

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