Author:Laurence Eusden

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Laurence Eusden

English poet; poet laureate from 1718 to 1730

Laurence Eusden


  • In Poetical Miscellanies (1714): (external scan)
    • “The Court of Venus” (p. 97)
    • “The Speech of Pluto to Proserpine” (p. 138)
    • “To the Right Honourable Charles, Lord Hallifax” (p. 190)
    • “On Reading the Critique on Milton in the Spectator” (p. 196)
    • “On a Lady who is the most Beautiful and Witty when she is Angry” (p. 214)
    • “To Mr. —” (p. 216)
    • “On a Dispute with a Gentleman” (p. 218)
    • “From the Fourth Book of Statius’s Thebaid (from verse 246)” (p. 220)
    • “From the Fourth Book of Statius’s Thebaid (from verse 309)” (p. 226)
    • “To the Author of the Tatlers” (p. 251)
    • “To a Lady, that wept at the hearing Cato read” (p. 255)
  • Verses at the Last Publick Commencement at Cambridge (1714) (external scan)
  • A Poem Humbly Inscribed to His Royal Highness Prince Frederic (1729) (external scan)

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As contributor[edit]

Eusden wrote many papers in the Spectator, Tatler, and Guardian (see A General Index to the Spectators, Tatlers, and Guardians (1757) (external scan)).

  • The Guardian (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2) (Nos. 124 (likely), 127 (in part), 164, &c.)

Works about Eusden[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.