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PRINTED BY PARKER AND BLISS,
AND SOLD BY THEM AT THE TROY BOOKSTORE,

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MEMOIRS

OF THE LATE

DR. EDWARD YOUNG,

#OLLECTED FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS AS WELL

AS PRIVATE FRIENDS.

EDWARD YOUNG, L. L. D. author of the Night Thoughts, and many other excellent pieces, was the only son of Dr. Edward Young, an eminent, learned, and judicious divine, Dean of Sarum, Fellow of Winchester College, and Rector of Upham, in Hampshire. He was born in the year 1684, at Upham; and, after being educated in Winchester College, was chosen on the foundation of New College at Oxford, October 13, 1703, when he was nineteen years of age; but being superannuated,* and there being no vacancy of a fellowship, he removed before the expiration of the year to Corpus Christi, where he entered himself a Gentleman Com

moner.

In 1708, he was put into a law fellowship, at All Souls, by Archbishop Tennison. Here he took the degree of B. C. L. in 1714, and in 1719, D. C. L. In this year he published his Tragedy of Busiris; in 1721, the Revenge; and in 1723, the Brothers : about this time he published his elegant poem on the Last Day, which being wrote by a Layman, gave the more satisfaction. He soon after published the Force of Religion, or Van

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