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The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality

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The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality (a.k.a. Night Thoughts)

By Edward Young


Edward Young (3 July 1683 – 5 April 1765) was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts. In 1728 Young became a royal chaplain, and in 1730 he obtained the college living of Welwyn, Hertfordshire. In 1731 he married Lady Elizabeth Lee, daughter of the 1st Earl of Lichfield. Her da…

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