Item V/ii/16 - A Poem to the Memory of Edmund Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham.

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-V/ii/16


A Poem to the Memory of Edmund Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham.


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1741 (Publication)

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8vo, 1 volume

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BOYLE, JOHN, 5TH EARL OF CORK AND ORRERY (I), only son of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (I) KP, Lieut. -Gen. in the Army, and Lady Elizabeth Cecil, dau. of John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter; b. 18 Jan 1706/7; adm. Nov 1717; in under school list 1719; Christ Church, Oxford, matr. 16 Aug 1723; MA from Univ. Coll. 1743; succ. father as 5th Earl of Orrery (I) 28 Aug 1731; FRS 23 Oct 1746; succ. his cousin as 5th Earl of Cork (I) 4 Dec 1753; living in Italy for financial reasons 1754-5; a friend of Swift, Pope and Johnson; contributor to The World and The Connoisseur; author, Remarks on the life and writings of Jonathan Swift, 1751, and other works; m. 1st, 9 May 1728 Lady Henrietta Hamilton, youngest dau. of George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney (S) PC KT, Field Marshal in the Army; m. 2nd, 30 Jun 1738 Margaret, dau. of John Hamilton, Caledon, co. Tyrone; d. 23 Nov 1762. DNB.

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This book and the two following bound together in contemporary binding, with inscription: 'Lucy Boyle The Gift of my much Honour's Father.' Subsequently the Bindley-Heber copy.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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GB 2014

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  • English


  • Latin


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