George Crabbe (1754-1832) was an English clergyman, surgeon, poet and writer, best known for his unsentimental narrative style and social realism. His works include The Library (1781), The Village (1783), Poems (1807), The Borough (1810), and his poetry collections Tales (1812) and Tales of the Hall (1819).
Crabbe was born on 24 December 1754, at Aldeburgh in Suffolk. He was the eldest of six children of Mary Loddock (1725-80) and George Crabbe (1733-86), a local collector of the salt-duties, who had previously worked as a schoolmaster and parish clerk in Norfolk. Crabbe received his earliest education from his father, and was later sent to a boarding school at Bungay. He then attended grammar school at Stowmarket, where he learned Latin, Classics, and Mathematical Science. His early
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