Jerome Stone (1727-1756) (sometimes signed as Stones) was born in the parish of Scoonie in Fifeshire, on or about 19 March 1727, the son of a sailor, William Stons and Janet Hoggos. When his father died abroad in 1730, his mother and three siblings were left in poverty. Known primarily as a scholar and a poet/translator, he began his early education in the district schools, but as soon as he was able became an itinerant pedlar traveling about his home Lowland districts and into the Highlands selling or buying various articles, mainly books. His enjoyment of learning was evident from the first, especially his facility for acquiring languages, teaching himself to read and translate the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Testament. Soon after, he persuaded his parish schoolmaster, John Turcan,…

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Citation: deGategno, Paul J.. "Jerome Stone". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 December 2016 [, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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