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John Edward Fletcher
John Edward Fletcher (January 18th, 1940 - June 2nd, 1992) was a British-Australian scholar best known for his research and publications on Athanasius Kircher as well as several other Germans who had lived in and/or influenced Australia. John Edward Fletcher was born in the industrial city of Bradford in Yorkshire to a labourer/soldier father and a millworker mother. There he attended Thornton Grammar School of which in his final year he became Dux and School Captain. He went on as a scholarship holder to read for his BA degree at Queen Mary College, University of London, where he studied under such famous scholars of German as the Medievalist A.T. Hatto and the Renaissance and Baroque specialist Leonard Forster, later Taylorean Professor of German at Oxford.

care-charming sleep
Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes,
Brother to Death, sweetly thyself dispose
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