Item II/i/12 - A Collection of Poems on Various Subjects

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GB 2014 WS-01-GRE-II/i/12


A Collection of Poems on Various Subjects


  • 1957 (Accumulation)
  • 1718 (Publication)

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8vo, 1 volume

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(ca. 1655-1729)

Biographical history

BLACKMORE, SIR RICHARD, son of Robert Blackmore, Corsham, Wilts., attorney; b.; at school under Busby (Johnson, Lives of the Poets, ed. G. B. Hill, ii, 235); St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, matr. 19 Mar 1668/9, aged 14; BA 1674; MA 1676; MD Padua; medical practitioner in City of London; FRCP 12 Apr 1687, Censor 1716, Elect 22 Aug 1716 - 22 Oct 1722; Physician in Ordinary to William III 27 Feb 1697 - Mar 1702; knighted 18 Mar 1696/7; author, Creation, a Philosophical Poem demonstrating the Existence and Providence of God, 1712, and many other works; m. Mary --- (“a rich Conventicler” (Hearne, Collections, 21 Apr 1706)); d. 9 Oct 1729. DNB. [Perhaps Richard Blackmore who m. at St. Paul, Covent Garden 9 Feb 1685/6 Mary Adams]

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Access to rare books is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, in cases where the item in unavailable at another UK repository.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School's Policy on Archive and Heritage Collections, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of items in the custody of Westminster School must be sought from its Governing Body.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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Presentation copy; ruled in red; Fine red morocco, gilt

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GB 2014

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  • English


  • Latin


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