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Born at Luton in Bedfordshire -- Educated at Cambridge — Rector of Malden
- Publishes 'The Choice'-Marries — Death and Character . Page 3
EARL OF DORSET.-1637-8-1705-6.
Birth and Parentage Educated under a Private Tutor - Represents East
Grinstead in the Restoration Parliament – His Early Dissipation – His
Valour and Gaiety – Writes a famous Ballad at Sea, “To all you ladies now
at land' - Created Earl of Middlesex Succeeds his Father as Earl of
Dorset — Sides with the Prince of Orange against James II. – Twice Mar.
ried — His Patronage of Poets — Death at Bath, and Burial at Wythiam 7
Born at Westminster — Educated at Cambridge – His Political Employments
– Death and Burial in Westminster Abbey Works and Character15
Born at Bampton in Oxfordshire— Educated at Winchester and Oxford ---Pub-
lishes · The Splendid Shilling,' • Blenheim,' and 'Cider'– Burial in Hereford
Cathedral – Monument in Westminster Abbey – Works and Character. 21
Born at Abberley in Worcestershire – Educated at Oxford — Dryden's high
Character of him — His early Encouragement – Buried at Abberley-
Works and Character
Born at Handley in Worcestershire - Educated at Westminster and Oxford-
His Character by Oldisworth – Excels in Latin Verse — His loose life and
slovenly habits -- His Tragedy of Phædra and Hippolitus '- Buried at Hart-
ham in Wiltshire – Works and Character - Gilbert Walmsley
Born at Westoninster -- Educated at Cambridge -- Friendship with Otway -
Contributes to Dryden's Ovid' and « Juvenal' – Vicar of Witney -
Born in London-Educated at Westminster and Oxford - Made Gazetteer
Buried in Westminster Abbey - Works and Character · Page 67
Born at Tallaton in Devonshire - Educated at Oxford - His Poem on Crom.
well's death – Made Chaplain to Villiers, Duke of Buckingham - His friend-
ship with Cowley — Made Vicar of St. Margaret's, Westminster, Dean of
Westminster, and Bishop of Rochester - Story of his preaching – Burial
in Westminster Abbey – Works and Character
EARL OF HALIFAX-1661-1715.
Born at Horton in Northamptonshire - Educated at Westminster and Cam.
bridge - His Poem on Charles II.'s death - Joins with Prior in The
Country Mouse and City Mouse' - Introduced to William III.- His several
Offices Made Chancellor of the Exchequer and Earl of Halifax - His Pa-
tronage of Poets — Burial in Westminster Abbey .
Born at Dublin — Educated at Trinity College, Dublin — Made Archdeacon of
Clogher — Marries — Loses his Wife Introduced to Swift and Pope 89
SAMUEL GARTH.-1670 ?-1718-19.
Of a Yorkshire Family --- Educated at Cambridge — Admitted a Fellow of the
College of Physicians -- Publishes "The Dispensary,' a poem Sides with
the Whigs — His Popularity — Knighted by George I. – His Ovid' -
Burial at Harrow.on-the-Hill – Works and Character
Born at Little Barford in Bedfordshire Educated at Westminster Entered
at the Middle Temple – His first Tragedy, “The Ambitious Stepmother'-
His other Tragedies — Made Poet Laureate Translates Lucan Buried in
Westminster Abbey - Works and Character
Born at Mileton in Wiltshire - Educated at the Charter-house and Oxford
Is praised by Dryden -- Early Friendship for Steele — Intended for the
Church — Encouraged by Somers and Montague - Travels in Italy - Inter-
view with Boileau Publishes his Travels - Letter in Verse from Italy --
Writes • The Campaign,' a Poem — Rosamond,' an Opera Made Secretary
to Lord Wharton — “The Tatler '-—'The Spectator '— The Whig Examiner'
- Origin of Newspapers — Cato,' a Tragedy • The Drummer,' a Comedy
-The Freeholder' - Made Secretary of State - Marries the Countess of
Warwick – Resigns his Secretaryship Alleged Quarrel with Steele
Death and Burial in Westminster Abbey — Works and Character 119
Born at Marlborough in Wiltshire - Educated at a private school — Early
appearance as a Poet - Addison's opinion of his Talent - Writes The
Siege of Damascus,' a Tragedy — Death and Character
JOHN SHEFFIELD, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.
Birth and self-education -Summoned to Parliament - Serves at Sea against
the Dutch -- Made Colonel of the Grenadiers and K.G. — His Conduct at the
Revolution - Favours Lord Oxford's Administration - His three Wives ---
Death and Burial in Westminster Abbey — Works and Character . 191
Born at Wimborne in Dorsetshire Educated at Westminster and Cambridge
Patronized by the Earl of Dorset - Joins Montague in a satire on The
Hind and Panther'- Made Secretary to the English Embassy at the Hague,
and a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to William III. – Made Secretary to
the Embassy at the Treaty of Ryswick, Under Secretary of State, and a
Commissioner of Trade Collects his Poems - His future Advancement
stopped by the meanness of his birth and the Accession of the House of
Hanover — His intimacy with Harley, Earl of Oxford — Is taken into
Custody and examined before the Privy Council — Released — Retires on
his Cambridge Fellowship — Publishes his Poems by Subscription - His
Deafness - Burial in Westminster Abbey - Works and Character 201
Born at Bardsey in Yorkshire – Educated at Kilkenny and Dublin – Entered
of the Middle Temple -- Early appearance as a Poet – His first Dramatic
labour --- Obtains the patronage of Halifax — Writes · The Double Dealer,'
• Love for Love,' and “The Mourning Bride'— His Controversy with Collier
His last Play, and high poetical reputation – His Government Situations
- Death and Burial in Westminster Abbey – Works and Character
SIR RICHARD BLACKMORE.-1658 ?-1729.
Born at Corsham in Wiltshire - Educated at Westminster and Oxford –
Becomes a Fellow of the College of Physicians -- His first work an Heroic
Poem — Prince Arthur'—' King Arthur'--Attacked by Dennis — His
"Satire against Wit,' and quarrel with Dryden - His other Poems--His reli-
gious life --- Burial at Boxted in Essex Works and Character
Born at Shelton in Staffordshire - Educated at Cam Ige, but leaves without
taking a degree - Becomes a Nonjuror --- Secretary to the Earl of Orrery,
and Tutor to his Son — Acquires the Friendship of Southerne and Pope
Publishes his Poems Assists Pope in the 'Odyssey — His benevolence of
heart and indolent habits — Death and Burial at Easthampstead, Berks —
Works and Character .
Born at Barnstaple in Devonshire -- Apprenticed to a Silkmercer -- Secretary
to the Duchess of Monmouth -- Publishes “The Shepherd's Week' - Ac-
quires the friendship of Pope -- Court Disappointments — Intimacy with Mrs.
Howard and the Duchess of Queensberry — Writes • The Beggar's Opera'-
Its great success His next Play prohibited — His Fables' -- Burial and
Monument in Westminster Abbey-Works and Character .
GEORGE GRANVILLE, LORD LANSDOWN.--1665-1734-5.
Birth - Educated at Cambridge — Is commended by Waller – His Dramatic
Pieces His Mira' - Made Secretary of War and a Peer - Encourages
Pope -- Burial in St. Clement's Danes — Works and Character. 301
Born and Educated at Oxford – His earliest Poetry - Made Preacher at Bride.
well — Taken into Custody about Atterbury's Plot -- Death and Burial
in Bridewell Precinct - Character and Works
Born at Bridekirk in Cumberland Educated at Oxford — Marries — Acquires
the friendship of Addison His first Poems — His translation of the
First Book of the “Iliad' – Made Under Secretary – Addison leaves him
the charge of publishing his Works – His Elegy on Addison - Made Secre-
tary to the Lords Justices - Death at Bath – Works and Character 319
Birth Educated at Westminster School – Equerry to Frederick, Prince of
Wales — His Elegies — Death and Character
Born at Edston in Warwickshire - Educated at Winchester and Oxford
His “Chace' and other Poems — Death and Burial at Wotton in Warwick.
shire · Works and Character
The natural son of Earl Rivers, by the Countess of Macclesfield - Cruelty of
his Mother - His Father's Death His Godmother's Death
Misfortunes — Lady Mason's kindness Is placed with a Shoemaker
Becomes an Author by Profession -- Sir Richard Steele interests himself in
his behalf — His two Comedies – Mrs. Oldfield's kindness - His Tragedy of
‘Sir Thomas Overbury' – Aaron Hill's kindness – Publishes a Miscellany
Is tried for Killing Mr. James Sinclair -- Obtains a Pardon - Received
into Lord Tyrconnel's family - Publishes “The Wanderer,' a Poem - His
Poem of "The Bastard' - Assumes the Office of Volunteer Laureat-
Obtains a Pension from Queen Caroline - Loses his Pension Fruitless
endeavours of Pope and others to serve him — His irregular life – Retires
to Swansea - Death in a Prison at Bristol – Burial in the Churchyard of
St. Peter's, Bristol -- Works and Character