See also:English poet, son of the Rev . Laurence
See also:Eusden, rector of Spofforth,
See also:Yorkshire, was baptized on the 6th of
See also:September 1688 . He was educated at St
See also:Peter's school,
See also:York, and at Trinity
See also:College, Cambridge . He became a minor
See also:fellow of his college in 1711, and in the next
See also:year was admitted to a full fellowship: He was made poet laureate in 1718 by the
See also:lord chancellor, the duke of Newcastle, as a
See also:reward for a flattering poem on his
See also:marriage . He was rector of Coningsby,
See also:Lincolnshire, where he died on the 27th of September 1730 . His name is less remembered by his
See also:translations and gratulatory poems than by the numerous satirical allusions of
See also:Pope, e.g . " Know, Eusden thirsts no more for
See also:sack or praise; He sleeps among the dull of
See also:ancient days." Dunciad, bk. i . II . 293-294 .
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