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An Epistle To the Right Honourable Charles Lord Halifax

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An Epistle To the Right Honourable Charles Lord Halifax

By Ambrose Philips


Ambrose Philips wrote this poem upon the accession of George I in an attempt to win favour at court (an endeavour that, with luck, could lend favour to his poems and ideally lead to an official appointment). Unfortunately, as Samuel Johnson relates, “When upon the succession of the House of Hanove…

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