James Pitt

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James Pitt was an 18th-century English journalist.

James Pitt Esq. from London, buried Jan. 23, 1763, at Hampstead. "Mr. Pitt, who died at his house in Essex-street at the age of 84, had formerly been editor of one of the periodical papers in favor of Sir Robert Walpole, and is supposed to be the person alluded to in the Dunciad under the name of Mother Osborne". Some letters of Mr. Pitt's are printed in Dr. Howard's Collection.

Pitt wrote essays in The London Journal in favor to Robert Walpole, under the pseudonym "Francis Osborne". In November 1722 The London Journal ceased to attack the government end entered governmental service.

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