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Tooke

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noun

(John) Horne [hawrn], /hɔrn/, 1736–1812, English politician and philologist.

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Tooke
/ (tʊk) /

noun

John Horne, original name John Horne. 1736–1812, British radical, who founded (1771) the Constitutional Society to press for parliamentary reform: acquitted (1794) of high treason. He also wrote the philological treatise The Diversions of Purley (1786)
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