William Cobbett

''William Cobbett'', portrait in oils, possibly by [[George Cooke (painter)|George Cooke]], about 1831 [[National Portrait Gallery (London)|National Portrait Gallery]], London William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament, including abolishing "rotten boroughs", would ease the poverty of farm labourers. Relentlessly he sought an end to borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" (meaning a wide class of overpaid or corrupt bureaucrats). He opposed the Corn Laws, which imposed a tax on imported grain. Early in life he was a loyal devotee of King and Country, but he later pushed for radicalism, which helped the Reform Act 1832 and his election that year as one of two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. He strongly advocated of Catholic Emancipation. His polemics cover subjects from political reform to religion. His best known book is ''Rural Rides'' (1830, still in print). Provided by Wikipedia

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1797
Philadelphia printed. London reprinted, and sold by J. Wright, No. 169, Opposite old Bond-Street, Piccadilly

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1800
S. Gosnell, printer, Little Queen Street, Holborn

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1795
Printed by Thomas Bradford, no. 8, South Front Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett, at no. 25, North Second Street, opposite Christ Church
Subjects: '; ...Cobbett, William / 1763-1835 / Early works to 1800...

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Printed by Thomas Bradford, no. 8, South-Front Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer, book-seller & stationer, no. 8, South Front-Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer, bookseller & stationer, no. 8, South Front-Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Printed for, and sold by, William Cobbett, North Second Street, opposite Christ Church
Subjects: '; ...Cobbett, William / 1763-1835...

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer, bookseller & stationer, no. 8, South Front Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1798
Printed for J. Wright, opposite Old Bond-Street, Piccadilly; and sold by Mundell and Son, Edinburgh; and I. Mundell, Glasgow

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1795
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer, bookseller, and stationer, no. 8, South Front Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1796
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer book-seller & stationer, no. 8, South Front-Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1795
Printed by Thomas Bradford, no. 8, South Front Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1798
Published by Peter Porcupine, opposite Christ-Church, and sold by the principal booksellers. 1798. (Price 25 cents.) (Copy-right secured according to law.)
Other Authors: '; ...Cobbett, William...

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1795
Published by Thomas Bradford, printer, bookseller, and stationer, no. 8, South Front Street
Other Authors: '; ...Cobbett, William...

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1799
printed for J. Wright, opposite Old Bond Street, Piccadilly

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1792
printed for J. Ridgway, York Street, St. James's Square

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1798
Printed at Philadelphia. London: re-printed for J. Wright, opposite old Bond Street, Piccadilly

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1798
printed for A. Brown, Homer's Head, Broad-Street

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by Cobbett, William
Published 1798
printed for J. Wright, Piccadilly; for Mundell and Son, Edinburgh, and J. Mundell, College, Glasgow