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English clergyman (later Unitarian), social reformer and writer.
Wrote a few works on mathematics in which, like Francis Maseres, he rejected the use of negative quantities.
Father-in-law of Augustus De Morgan
- Born: 22 November 1757 in Canterbury, England
- Died: 21 February 1841 at his house in Tavistock Square, London
- 1788: An Address to the Inhabitants of Cambridge and its Neighbourhood ... to turn from the false Worship of Three Persons to the Worship of the One True God
- 1793: Peace and Union Recommended to the Associated Bodies of Republicans and Anti-Republicans (1793)
- 1795: Scarcity of Bread: a plan for reducing its high price
- 1796: The Principles of Algebra (with a very long appendix by Francis Maseres)
- 1798: A Letter to the Vice-chancellor of Cambridge, by Wm. Frend, candidate for the Lucasian Professorship
- 1799: Principles of Taxation
- 1800: Animadversions on Bishop Pretyman's Elements of Christian Theology
- 1801: The Effect of Paper Money on the Price of Provisions
- 1803: Editor of The Gentleman's Monthly Miscellany
- 1804 -- 1822: Evening Amusements, or the Beauty of the Heavens Displayed
- 1804: Patriotism: an Essay dedicated to the Volunteers
- 1805: Tangible Arithmetic, or the Art of Numbering made Easy by means of an Arithmetical Toy
- 1816: A Letter on the Slave Trade
- 1817: The National Debt in its True Colours
- 1819: Memoirs of a Goldfinch
- 1819: Is it Impossible to Free the Atmosphere of London in a very considerable degree from Smoke?
- 1832: A Plan of Universal Education (a fragment of a volume, Letters on a hitherto Undescribed Country, "written some years before but never published".)