John Poole(1786?-1872), Dramatist and writer
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John Poole's reputation as a theatrical wit was established by the publication of his Hamlet Travestie in 1810. He was the author of some forty now forgotten plays, but is best remembered for his comedy Paul Pry (1825). Poole published a long series of humorous essays based on this work, brought together in Paul Pry's Journal of a Residence at Little Pedlington (1836), Paul Pry's Delicate Attentions (1837) and Little Pedlington and the Pedlingtonians (1839).