Peter Beckford

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Peter Beckford (1740 - 1811) was an English writer.


  • The colour I think of little moment; and am of opinion with our friend Foote, respecting his negro friend, that a good dog, like a good candidate, cannot be of a bad colour.
    • Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting (1781), Letter 3