Blackmore, Sir Richard

(1654-1729)
   The son of an attorney at law, born at Corsham, Wiltshire, he was educated at Westminster School and graduated B.A. (1674) and M.A. (1676) from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. After a period as a schoolmaster, he took a medical degree at Padua. On his return to England he was admitted fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and later was one of the Queen Anne's physicians. Between 1695 and 1697 he published Prince Arthur, an Heroick Poem in twelve books. His "Satyr against Wit" (1700) aroused a storm of protest from the writers he attacked for their grossness and irreligion. He retired to Boxted, Essex, in 1722 and died there. Some of his other publications: A Paraphrase on the Book of Job, 1700. Eliza, 1705. Creation: A Philosophical Poem, 1712. A Collection of Poems on Various Subjects, 1718. A New Version of the Psalms of David, 1721. Redemption, 1722. Alfred, 1723. Some of his poems: "An Ode to the Divine Being," "Creation," "Our Saviour and His Twelve Apostles," "Possibilities," "The Nature of Man," "The Story of Don Carlos, Prince of Spain," "To Colon."
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