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Catherine, Duchess of Queensberry , d. 1777, Friend and correspondent of literary men; lived at Abbey House


John Gay , 1685-1732, Poet and dramatist; lived at Abbey House with the Queensberrys 1729-1732. Wrote most of The Beggar's Opera here.


Joseph Addison , 1672-1719, Poet, essayist and statesman educated at Amesbury


Richard Hooker , c.1554-1600, Rector of Boscombe when he wrote the first 4 books (part 1) of his 'Laws of Eccesiastical Polity' published 1593.

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