Savage, Richard

Savage, Richard,

1697?–1743, English poet. The now discredited story of his illegitimate descent from a noble line and of his persecutions, which are set forth in a biography by Samuel Johnson, won him a reputation that his works scarcely merited. His output includes two poems, The Bastard (1728) and The Wanderer (1729), and two comedies. In 1727 he killed a man in a tavern brawl and was sentenced to death but later was pardoned. He died in poverty.
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From @S_Thomo92: "A team of Robbie Savage, Richard Wright, Roy Keane, Nicky Butt and Gary Barlow beat the Eggheads.
Actors (from left) John Savage, Richard Tucks and Marie Kenny went down well with their audience of 15- and 16-year-olds.
The riders moving from Gilchrist to Allan are Adrian McCarthy, Paul Benson, Pierce Gallagher, Saleem Golam, Colin Haddon, Tom McLaughlin, Robert Miles, Mark Savage, Richard Smith, Michael Tebbutt and Liam Treadwell.