Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality, Vol. 1 of 2
Excerpt from Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality, Vol. 1 of 2 This celebrated and excellent writer was the son of Dr. Edward Young, a learned and eminent divine, who was Dean of Sarura, Fellow of Winchester College, and Rector of Uphani, in Hampshire. Our author was born at Upham, in the year 1 G 31, and had his education at Winchester College, till he was chosen on the foundation of Xew College, Oxford, October 13, 1 T 03, but removed in less 5 than a year to Corpus Christi, where he entered himself a Gentleman Commoner. Archbishop Tennison put him into a law fellowship in 1703, in the college of All Souls. He took the degree of Bachelor in 1714, and became LL.D. in 1719. Hi? tragedy of Busiris came out the same year; the Revenge in 17 21;the Brothers in 1723;and soon after his elegant poem of the Last Day, which engaged the greater attention for being written by a layman. The Force of Religion, or Vanquished Love, a poem, also gave much pleasure. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.