Eusden, Laurence

(1688-1730)
   Son of the Rev. Laurence Eusden, rector of Spofforth, Yorkshire, educated at St. Peter's School, York, he graduated M.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1708. Following a flattering poem (some said sycophantic), "A Poem on the Marriage of His Grace the Duke of Newcastle" (1917), he was appointed poet laureate and lord chamberlain, an appointment ridiculed by Thomas Cooke in Battle of the Poets (1725). Around 1725, he took holy orders and was appointed chaplain to Richard, Lord Willoughby de Broke, and took the rectory of Coningsby in Lincolnshire, where he remained until he died. Some of his other publications: Poetical Miscellanies, 1714. To Her Royal Highness on the Birth of the Prince, 1718. Ode for the Birthday, 1723. An Ode for the New-Year, 1720. The Origin of the Knights of the Bath, a Poem, 1725. Hero and Leander, 1750. Some of his other poems: "A Poem, Sacred to the Immortal Memory of the Late King," "Medea" (on Euripides), "Poem, on the Happy Succession, and Coronation of His Present Majesty," "To a Lady, That Wept at the Hearing Cato Read."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html). Lawrence Eusden and Colley Cibber, Poet Laureate, exhibition (http://www.library.otago.ac.nz/Exhibitions/ poet_laureate/pl_eusdenandcibber.html). Oldpoetry (www.oldpoetry.com). Selected Writings of the Laureate Dunces, Nahum Tate, Laurence Eusden, and Colley Cibber. The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www. columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Book of Classical Verse in Translation. Adrian Poole and Jeremy Maule, eds. 1995. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Eusden, Laurence — ▪ British poet baptized Sept. 6, 1688, Spofforth, Yorkshire, Eng. died Sept. 27, 1730, Coningsby, Lincolnshire       British poet who, by flattering the Duke of Newcastle, was made poet laureate in 1718. He became rector of Coningsby and held the …   Universalium

  • Laurence Eusden — (1688 September 27, 1730), was an English poet who became Poet Laureate in 1718. Life Laurence Eusden was born in Spofforth in North Yorkshire in 1688 (date unknown) to the Rev. Laurence Eusden, rector of Spofforth, Yorkshire. Eusden was baptized …   Wikipedia

  • Laurence Eusden — (1688 27 septembre 1730) est un poète anglais jugé assez médiocre qui est devenu néanmoins poète lauréat en 1718. Vie Fils du révérend Laurence Eusden, recteur de Spofforth, Yorkshire, Laurence Eusden naît à Spofforth, dans le Yorkshire du Nord,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eusden — biographical name Laurence 1688 1730 English poet; poet laureate (1718 30) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eusden — Eus•den [[t]ˈyuz dən[/t]] n. big Laurence, 1688–1730, English poet: poet laureate 1718–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Poets laureate of Britain — ▪ Table Poets laureate of Britain John Dryden (Dryden, John) 1668 89 Thomas Shadwell (Shadwell, Thomas) 1689 92 Nahum Tate (Tate, Nahum) 1692 1715 Nicholas Rowe (Rowe, Nicholas) 1715 18 Laurence Eusden (Eusden, Laurence) 1718 30 Colley Cibber… …   Universalium

  • 1730 in literature — The year 1730 in literature involved some significant events and new books.Events* Voltaire s Brutus is finally staged. * Colley Cibber becomes Poet Laureate of Great Britain. * Metastasio settles in Vienna. * The Grub Street Journal is launched; …   Wikipedia

  • 1738 in literature — The year 1738 in literature involved some significant events and new books.Events* Robert Blair marries Isabella Law. * Beginning of the mental decline of Jonathan Swift. * Laurence Sterne is ordained. * Richard Dawes becomes master of the… …   Wikipedia

  • September 27 — Events* 489 Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again. *1331 The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought. *1540 The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) receives its charter from… …   Wikipedia

  • 1730 — Year 1730 (MDCCXXX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11 day slower Julian calendar). Events of 1730 January June *January 29 Anna… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.