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Laurence Eusden - Life, Poetry and Criticism

Poet, born in Spofforth, North Yorkshire, N England, UK. He became poet laureate in 1718, by the customary patronage prevalent at the time. He was lampooned as ‘L. E.’ by Pope, and in Swift's treatise on bathos. He died as rector of Coningsby, Lincolnshire.

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