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[GOUGH (John)]. A Collection of Narrative Pieces from Ancient and Modern History. With a Short Introduction to Geography. For the Use of the Lower Classes of English Scholars in the School at Prospect Hill.1790

Dublin: Printed for the Compiler, by R. Jackson First edition, 12mo (160 x 95 mm), iv, [5]-154, [2]pp., cont. calf, a little rubbed, joints starting, red morocco spine lettering piece. John Gough (1720–1791) arithmetician, born and educated at Kendal, Westmorland. After several years spent as a teacher in Pickwick in Wiltshire, he arrived in Ireland in 1750 to take charge of the school at Cork established by his only brother, James Gough (1712–1780). In 1752 he accepted the mastership of the prestigious Friends' school at Dublin, which he held until 1774, and after moved to a similar appointment at Lisburn. He was the author of the Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers, as well as numerous school text books. The verso of the title carries and advert for the "Boarding School at Prospect Hill, near Lisburn." Including a chapter with "Several short stories relative to the Treatment of the Indians in America and the Slave Trade." ESTC locates just the British Library and Trinity College copies; The National Library of Ireland also hold a copy.

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