Hawkesworth, John

Hawkesworth, John,

1715?–1773, English author. He succeeded his friend Samuel JohnsonJohnson, Samuel,
1709–84, English author, b. Lichfield. The leading literary scholar and critic of his time, Johnson helped to shape and define the Augustan Age. He was equally celebrated for his brilliant and witty conversation.
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 in 1744 as reporter of parliamentary debates in the Gentleman's Magazine. With Johnson and Joseph WartonWarton, Joseph,
1722–1800, English critic and poet, brother of Thomas Warton. Educated at Winchester and Oxford, he took holy orders in 1744 and served several cures. He spent an unsuccessful tenure as headmaster at Winchester, resigning in 1793.
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 he wrote the periodical Adventurer (1752–54).
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HAWKESWORTH, John, 1773, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and Successfully Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Carteret, Captain Wallis, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn up from the Journals which were Kept by the Several Commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks Esq, 3 vols.
Dating to the first biographical accounts of Swift by John Hawkesworth, John (Boyle) Earl of Orrery, George Faulkner, and Samuel Johnson, along with anecdotal information from Swift's literary circles, household staff, and Irish neighbors, the facts of the Dean's life have been recorded since his death (1745).