Who is Edward Young

Edward Young (c. 3 July 1683 – 5 April 1765) was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts, a series of philosophical writings in blank verse, reflecting his state of mind following several bereavements. It was one of the most popular poems of the century, influencing Goethe and Edmund Burke, among many others, with its notable illustrations by William Blake.

Young also took holy orders, and wrote many fawning letters in search of preferment, attracting accusations of insincerity.

Early life

Young was a son of Edward Young, later Dean of Salisbury, and was born at his father's rectory at Upham, near Winchester, where he was baptized on 3 July 1683. He was educated at Winchester College, and matriculated at New College, Oxford, in 1702. He late...
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Edward Young Poems

  • An Epistle To The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole
    By Mr. Doddington, Afterwards Lord Melcombe.


    --Quë censet amiculus, ut si ...
  • Epistles To Mr. Pope. Epistle Ii. From Oxford
    All write at London; shall the rage abate
    Here, where it most should shine, the muses' seat?
    Where, mortal or immortal, as they please,
    The learn'd may choose eternity, or ease? ...
  • The Last Day. Book Ii
    {~GREEK CAPITAL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER KAPPA~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER GAMMA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ETA~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMDA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER PI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER XI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER MU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA~} {~GREEK CAPITAL LETTER PHI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMDA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER THETA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~}. {~GREEK CAPITAL LETTER LAMDA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER PSI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER PI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER MU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER PI~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER SIGMA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMEGA~} {~GREEK SMALL LETTER DELTA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~} {~GREEK CAPITAL LETTER THETA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}
    {~GREEK SMALL LETTER TAU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER LAMDA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER EPSILON WITH TONOS~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER THETA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER OMICRON~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER NU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER TAU~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA~}{~GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA~}.

    PHOCYL. ...
  • The Last Day. Book Iii
    Esse quoque in fatis reminiscitur, affore tempus,
    Quo mare, quo tellus, correptaque regia cëli
    Ardeat; et mundi moles operosa laboret.
    ...
  • Epistles To Mr. Pope. Epistle I
    Concerning the Authors of the Age. 1730.

    Whilst you at Twickenham plan the future wood,
    Or turn the volumes of the wise and good, ...
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Dribram: a century later, bellamy’s hidden pledge behind the public pledge, this little formula of “true americanism,” is still pounding on unprotected young minds. 10/10
Dribram: it's been 59 years since the kkk bombed birmingham's 16th street baptist church, murdering 4 young black girls. sarah rudolph, who lost an eye but survived the blast that killed her sister, is still waiting on the state to compensate her for her injuries.
Narutheweirdo: friendship is the wine of life.. -edward young
Young_edward: your own feelings could seem rather foreign to you at present.... more for pisces
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