John Brown (1715–66) was born in Newcastle and was a clergyman there for most of his life. He is principally famous for his Estimate, though he produced a wide variety of other writings, including, An Essay on Satire (1745); the tragedy Barbarossa (1754); Sermons on Various Subjects (1764); and Thoughts on Civil Liberty (1765). Before he died he conceived an ambitious plan to civilise Russia.
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