John Walker

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Life
1732-1807; b. England, lived as actor, Dublin 1758-62 and 1767; quitted stage, 1768; taught in Kensington, 1769-71; travelling lecturer; convert to Roman Catholicism; projected his pronouncing dictionary, 1774, and published it as Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, Rules Addressed to Citizens of Scotland, Ireland and London (1791); also wrote text-books and English grammar; encouraged by Dr. Johnson and Edmund Burke, et al. ODNB.

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Works
Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, Rules Addressed to Citizens of Scotland, Ireland and London for avoiding their respective peculiarities
, new edn., revised by Rev. John Davis (Belfast: n.d.), 633pp.

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References
Belfast Central Library holds Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, Rules Addressed to Citizens of Scotland, Ireland and London for avoiding their Respective Peculiarities, revised by Rev. John Davis (Belfast [n.d.]), 633pp,

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