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Edward Young

(b. 1683, Upham, Winchester – d. April 5, 1765, Guessens, Welwyn, Hertfordshire )

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Edward Young (1683-1765) was the son of the Dean of Salisbury and took holy orders when in his forties. He wrote a number of plays and poems, the best-known being The Complaint; or Night thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality (1743), which became a favourite of the Romantics. His collection of seven satires were published in 1728 as Love of Fame, the Universal Passion, and admired by Dr Johnson.

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