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Part 2: Cross-channel memorialisation: Edward Young in France

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This two-part chapter considers the case of Edward Young (1683–1765), poet and Fellow of All Souls. Young entered All Souls in 1708 and left twenty-two years later when he secured a Church living in the College’s gift. He divided his time between Oxford and literary London, writing poetry and plays with an eye to securing potential political and ecclesiastical patrons. He achieved international fame with his Night Thoughts (1742–5), a long blank-verse poem mourning three bereavements and argu...

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10.1093/oso/9780192867445.003.0012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6061-8502

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Editor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Editor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Editor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Host title:
History of Universities: Volume XXXV / 1: The Unloved Century: Georgian Oxford Reassessed
Series:
History of Universities
Series number:
XXXV/1
Chapter number:
10
Pages:
251-265
Place of publication:
Oxford
Publication date:
2022-06-23
Acceptance date:
2022-01-17
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EISBN:
9780191959516
ISBN:
9780192867445

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