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(1675-1749 / England)

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Ambrose Philips (1674 – 18 June 1749) was an English poet and politician.

He was born in Shropshire of a Leicestershire family. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and St John's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1699.[1] He seems to have lived chiefly at Cambridge until he resigned his fellowship in 1708, and his pastorals were probably written in this period. He ... more »

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  • ''The flowers anew, returning seasons bring!
    But beauty faded has no second spring.''
    Ambrose Philips (1674-1749), British poet, politician. Lobbing, The First Pastoral (1709).
  • ''And thou shalt in thy daughter see,
    This picture, once, resembled thee.''
    Ambrose Philips (1675-1749), British poet. To Miss Charlotte Pulteney in Her Mother's Arms (l. 7-10). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Ve...
  • ''Wearied then and glad of rest,
    Like the linnet in the nest:—''
    Ambrose Philips (1675-1749), British poet. To Miss Charlotte Pulteney in Her Mother's Arms (l. 7-10). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Ve...
  • ''Timely blossom, Infant fair,
    Fondling of a happy pair,''
    Ambrose Philips (1675-1749), British poet. To Miss Charlotte Pulteney in Her Mother's Arms (l. 7-10). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Ve...
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