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Combe William

Combe, William (1741-1823), born at Bristol, is chiefly known as the author of Dr. Syntax's Tour, which again owes most of its reputation to the illustrator. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he inherited a small fortune, which he soon dissipated in a life of adventure. He wrote many works which are now little known and less regarded.