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LIFE OF DR. EDWARD YOUNG.
of biography cannot be better employed, than in the service of an author, who displayed emi. nent genius and abilities in the cause of virtue and religion. Such was Dr. Young, the subject of these Memoirs.
His father, whose name was also Edward Young, was Fellow of Winchester College, Rector of Upham in Hampshire, and, in the latter part of his life, Dean of Sarum; chaplain to William and Mary, and after wards to queen Ann. Jacob tells us that the latter, when Princess Royal, did him the honour to stand godmother to our poet; and that; upon her ascending the throne, he was appointed Clerk of the Closet to her Majesty.
It does not appear that this gentleman distinguished himself in the Republic of Letters, otherwise tham