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Ainsworth Robert

Ainsworth, Robert, born near Manchester, 1660. He realised a competency by keeping a school first at Bolton, subsequently in the neighbourhood of London, and the latter part of his life was devoted to the compilation of Ainsworth's Dictionary, a book that for nearly a century held its own in schools and colleges, though full of serious imperfections. He died in 1743.