Mallet (Malloch), David (c. 1705–1765)

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David Mallet (c. 1705 – 1765) born David Malloch, was a Scottish poet and dramatist. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and went to London in 1723 where he changed his name to the English Mallet and worked as a private tutor. There he became friendly with Alexander Pope, James Thomson, and other literary figures including Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke. Wikipedia