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LONDON Printed fir Walkara Edwants, Paternoster Row.

1816.

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ON

LIFE, DEATH,

AND

IMMORTALITY.

BY

EDWARD YOUNG, LL.D.

LONDON:

Printed for J. Walker and Co.;
J. Richardson; F. C. and J. Rivington; Law and

Whittaker ; J. Nuon; Newman and Co.; Lacking-
ton and Co.; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orine, and
Brown; Cadell and Davies; Black, Parbury, and
Allen; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; Sherwood,
Neely, and Jones; R. Scholey; J. Asperne; Gale
and Fenner; J. Robinson; and B. Reynolds.

1816.

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LIBERMA SEPTEMBER 1928 17636

MEMOIRS

OF

DR. EDWARD YOUNG.

THIS

celebrated and excellent writer was the son of Dr. Edward Young, a learned and eminent divine, who was Dean of Sarum, Fellow of Winches. ter College, and Rector of Upham, in Hampshire. Ourauthor was born at Upham, in the year 1681, and had his education at Winchester College, till he was chosen on the foundation of New College, Oxford, October 13, 1703, but removed in less than a year to Corpus Christi, where he entered himself a Gentleman Commoner.

Archbishop Tennison put him into a law fellowship in 1708, in the College of All Souls. He took the degree of Bachelor in 1714, and became LL.D. in 1719. His tragedy of Busiris came out the same year; the Revenge in 1721; the Brothers in 1723; and soon after his elegant poem of the Last Day, which engaged the greater attention for being written by a layman. The Force of Religion, or Vanquished Love, a poem, also gave much pleasure. These works procured him the friendship of some amoug the nobility, and the patronage of the Duke of Wharton, by whom he was induced to stand a candidate for a seat in parliament for Cirencester, but without success. The bias of his mind was strongly turned towards divinity, which drew him away from the law, before he had begun to practise. On his taking orders, he was appointed chaplain in

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