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Dr. John Potter

Dr. John Potter

DR. JOHN POTTER, the son of a linen draper in Wakefield, and afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, a celebrated antiquary, critic, historian, and theological writer, was born in Wakefield in 1674. As a boy he lived above what is now the Black Rock public house in Cross Square His best works are "Variantes Lectiones et Note ad Plutarchi librum de Audiendis Poetis; an edition of Lycophron;, Antiquities of Greece;, a discourse on Church Government; and Divinity Lectures. He died in 1747.


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