Foster, John (17701843)

Foster, John, an English essayist, born in Halifax, Yorkshire; was trained for the Baptist ministry, and for 25 years officiated in various congregations, but met with little success; from 1817 he devoted himself solely to literature, and became a contributor to the Eclectic Review, for which he wrote no fewer than 184 articles; his best-known work is an “Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance,” in which he advocates a system of national education (17701843).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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