John Hookham Frere

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The Friend Of Humanity, And The Knife-Grinder


"Needy Knife-grinder! whether are you going?
Rough is the road, your wheel is out of order--

Christmas At The Round Table

The great King Arthur made a royal feast,
And held his Royal Christmas at Carlisle,
And thither came the vassals, most and least,

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John Hookham Frere Biography

John Hookham Frere PC was an English diplomat and author.


Frere was born in London. His father, John Frere, the member of a Suffolk family, had been educated at Caius College, Cambridge, and would have been senior wrangler in 1763 but for the competition of William Paley; his mother, Jane, daughter of John Hookham, a rich London m ...

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