- William,1759–1844, English writer.
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Examples from the Web for beckford
Beckford, like Efron, did so with faux-protest, and with a big smile on his face.Justin Bieber's Abs Cannot Save Him
September 10, 2014
Beckford was one of the greatest book-enthusiasts that ever lived.The Book-Hunter in London
Though a magnificent host, the elder Beckford was no glutton.The History of the Caliph Vathek
Beckford saw her in 1787, and was impressed by her dignified bearing.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2
George Gordon Byron
Beckford was believed to have been at the bottom of the mischief.
The Court then desired Beckford to state what he had said to his majesty.
- William . 1759–1844, English writer and dilettante; author of the oriental romance Vathek (1787)
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