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Cruden, Alexander, born at Aberdeen in 1701, and educated for the Church at Marischal College, became insane owing to a disappointment in love. Coming to London he started as a bookseller in 1732 near the Royal Exchange, and in 1737 produced his Concordance to the Bible, which was dedicated to Queen Caroline. He was several times confined as a lunatic, and conceiving himself to be divinely commissioned to reform moral abuses, he assumed the title of "Alexander the Corrector," under which disguise he wrote some curious memoirs. He died in 1770.