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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
..... Click the link for more information. he wrote the periodical Adventurer (1752–54).