John Hawkesworth (c. 1715 – November 16, 1773), English writer, was born in London. Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 1773 ( MDCCLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
He is said to have been clerk to an attorney, and was certainly self-educated. An attorney at law (or attorney-at-law) in the United States is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute In 1744 he succeeded Samuel Johnson as compiler of the parliamentary debates for the Gentleman's Magazine, and from 1746 to 1749 he contributed poems signed Greville, or H Greville, to that journal. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London by Edward Cave in January 1731 In company with Johnson and others he started a periodical called The Adventurer, which ran to 140 numbers, of which 70 were from the pen of Hawkesworth himself.
On account of what was regarded as its powerful defence of morality and religion, Hawkesworth was rewarded by the archbishop of Canterbury with the degree of LL.D, In 1754-1755 he published an edition (12 vols) of Swift's works, with a life prefixed which Johnson praised in his Lives of the Poets. Thomas Herring ( 1693 - 23 March 1757) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1747 to 1757 Doctor of Laws ( Latin: Legum Doctor, LLD) is a Doctorate -level Academic degree in Law. Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 A larger edition (27 vols) appeared in 1766-1779. He adapted Dryden's Amphitryon for the Drury Lane stage in 1756, and Southerne's Oronooko in 1759. John Dryden (– was an influential English poet Literary critic, Translator and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England Drury Lane is a street in the Covent Garden area of London, running between Aldwych and High Holborn. Thomas Southerne ( 1660 - May 22, 1746) Irish Dramatist, was born at Oxmantown, near Dublin, in 1660 and entered He wrote the libretto of an oratorio Zimri in 1760, and the next year Edgar and Esnmehine: a Fairy Tale was produced at Drury Lane. A libretto is the text used in an extended Musical work such as an Opera, Operetta, Masque, sacred or secular Oratorio and Year 1760 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap His Almoran and Hamet (2 vols, 1761 was first of all drafted as a play, and a tragedy founded on it by SJ Pratt, The Fair Circassian (1781), met with some success.
He was commissioned by the Admiralty to edit Captain James Cook's papers relative to his first voyage. The Admiralty was formerly the authority in the United Kingdom responsible for the command of the Royal Navy. Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was an English Explorer, Navigator and For this work, An Account of the Voyages undertaken . . . for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and performed by Commodore Byrone [[[John Byron]]], Captain Hallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook (from 1702 to 1771) drawn up from the Journals . . . (3 vols, 1773) Hawkesworth is said to have received from the publishers the sum of £6000. His descriptions of the manners and customs of the South Seas were, however, regarded by many critics as inexact and hurtful to the interests of morality, and the severity of their strictures is said to have hastened his death. He was buried at Bromley, Kent, where he and his wife had kept a school. About the town The town has a large shopping and retail area including a pedestrianised High Street and The Glades shopping centre
Hawkesworth was a close imitator of Johnson both in style and thought, and was at one time on very friendly terms with him. It is said that he presumed on his success, and lost Johnson's friendship as early as 1756.