Dove, John commonly called "the Hebrew tailor," on account of his trade, was distinguished as a Hutchinsonian. He possessed a good knowledge of the Hebrew language, and was considered a man of learning, but intemperate in his language. He died in 1772. His principal works are, The Importance of Rabbinical Learning, etc. (Anon.) (Lond. 1746, 8vo): — A Creed founded on Truth and Common Sense, etc. (London, 1750, 8vo): — An Essay on Inspiration (Lond. 1756, 8vo): — Plain Truth; or, Quakerism unmasked (Lond. 1756, 8vo): — A Dissertation upon the supposed Existence of a Moral Law of Nature, and upon the Being of a Triune God
(Lond. 1757, 8vo): — Miscellaneous Dissertations on Marriage, Celibacy, Covetousness, Virtue, etc. (Lond. 1769, 8vo). — Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica, s.v.