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Murray, Lindley

Murray, Lindley, was born in Pennsylvania in 1745. He was called to the bar, but on the outbreak of the War of Independence took to commerce, made a fortune, and ultimately came over to England, where he settled near York. Infirm health kept him almost a prisoner in his room, but did not prevent his composing several religious and educational works, among the latter being the Grammar of the English Language, on which his fame is based. He died in 1826.