Edward Young biography

Edward Young

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1683 – 1765

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Who was Edward Young?

Edward Young was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts.

Famous Quotes:

  • Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
  • All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.
  • Those who build beneath the stars build too low.
  • The man that makes a character, makes foes.
  • The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
  • Virtue alone has majesty in death.
  • The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
  • By night an atheist half believes in God.
  • Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; they prejudice our judgment in favor of their abilities, and so lessen the sense of our own; and they intimidate us with the
  • To leave a sting within a brother's heart.

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Born
Jul 3, 1683
Upham
Nationality
  • England
Education
  • New College, Oxford
  • Corpus Christi College, Oxford
  • Winchester College
Died
Apr 5, 1765
Welwyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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