Ned Ward (1660 or 1667 – June 20, 1731), also known as Edward Ward, was a satirical writer and publican in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century based in London, England. His most famous work is The London Spy. Published in 18 monthly instalments starting in November 1698 it was described (by the author) as a "complete survey" of the London scene. It was first published in book form in 1703.
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- He's as great a master of ill language as ever was bred at a Bear-Garden.
- Source: London Terraefilius, No. 3, p. 29, (1707)