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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Edward Young (1681–1765)

Young, Edward. An English poet; born at Upham, Hampshire, 1681; died at Welwyn, April 5, 1765. After graduating at Oxford, he entered the Church. His masterpiece is ‘Night Thoughts’ (1742–46), a gloomy but fine poem in blank verse. He also wrote tragedies, among them ‘Busiris’ (1719), and ‘The Revenge’ (1721); as well as a collection of satires called ‘The Love of Fame’ (1725–28). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).