Hoyland, Francis

(fl. 1763)
   Born in Castle Howard, Yorkshire, he was educated in Halifax, Yorkshire, and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1748. He is known to have taken holy orders. Suffering from ill health, he traveled in the West Indies to recover and his health prevented him from accepting a living in South Carolina. The date of his death is uncertain. His poems were reprinted in Vol. 41 of British Poets (editor Thomas Park) (1808) and in British Poets (1822), Vol. 43. His main publications: Poems and Translations by Francis Hoyland, 1763 (containing three metrical versions of psalms by J. Caley). Poems by the Reverend Mr. Hoyland, 1769. Odes. By the Rev. F. Hoyland, 1783. Some of his poems: "An Autumnal Ode," "On Rural Happiness," "On The Death of a Notorious Bawd," "The 104th Psalm," "To a Dove," "To a Nightingale," "To His Guardian Angel," "To Sleep."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry, Second Edition Bibliography (http://collections.chadwyck.co.uk/html/ep2/bibliography/g.htm). English Poetry: Author Search. Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., 1995 (http://www.lib.utexas.edu:8080/search/epoetry/author.html).

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