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Selected Poetry of Edward Young (1683-1765)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

At thirty man suspects himself a fool,
Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan;
At fifty chides his infamous delay,
Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve;
In all the magnanimity of thought
Resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same.
        (The Complaint: or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality, 417-422)
  1. The Complaint: or Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality (excerpt)
  2. The Last Day (excerpt)
  3. Love of Fame, The Universal Passion (excerpt)

Index to prose

  1. Conjectures on Original Composition (1759)

Biographical information

Given name: Edward
Family name: Young
Birth date: 1683
Death date: 1765