Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hawkesworth, John (d. 1773), author of a book of Voyages, containing among others an account of the second and third voyages of Captain Cook, was born probably in 1715. He was early connected with the Gentleman's Magazine, and was associated with Johnson and others in starting The Adventurer, which was very successful. He also edited Swift's works (1754-55), and some of his Letters, adapted several plays for Garrick, translated Teleinaque, and produced several original plays which were popular in their day. He wai intimate with Dr. Johnson in early life, and verj successfully imitated his style, and his portraii was four times painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds He is supposed to have put an end to his life by ar over-dose of opium.