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Edward Young (1683-1765)

Edward Young was educated at Winchester and Oxford. After his hopes of a parliamentary or professional career were thwarted, Young took Holy Orders, and became Rector of Welwyn in 1730.

Young was a poet and satirist of note, whose most famous work was the Night Thoughts, which appeared between 1742 and 1745. This work was highly regarded by the Wesleys.

Source: Dictionary of National Biography

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