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Sympson, Revd Joseph

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(1715-1807) UK minister – Vicar of Wythburn – and author, a friend of William Wordsworth (1770-1850), whose son, Joseph Sympson (?   -?   ) was also a poet. The elder Sympson's book-length poem, Science Revived; Or, the Vision of Alfred: A Poem in Eight Books (1802), though essentially a fantasy of history, has some Proto SF interest when the spirit of Alfred the Great is transported to another Star by the Goddess of Science, from which vantage he is allowed to see the future. [JC]

Revd Joseph Sympson [also given as Simpson]

born Cumberland [now Cumbria]: 1715

died Wythburn, Cumberland [now Cumbria]: buried 2 July 1807



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