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Morton, John Maddison

MORTON, JOHN MADDISON (1811-1891), English playwright, was born at Pangbourne, on the 3rd of January 1811. He was the author of Box and Cox (1847) and a number of other farces. In later life, however, he failed to maintain his success, and eventually became a Charterhouse pensioner, dying on the igth of December 1891.

His father, Thomas Morton (i76A?-1838), also a well-known MORTON, L. P. MORTUA'RY dramatist; was the author of Columbus, or a World Discovered (1792); Speed the Plough (1798); The School of Reform, or How to Rule a Husband (1805); A Roland for an Oliver (1819); and other pieces.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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