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Nicholas Amhurst, 'A Congratulatory Epistle to ... Addison', 1717

Dowager of Warwick and Holland (1679-1731). 3 'A Poem to his Majesty' (William III), written by

Addison in 1695.

58. NICHOLAS AMHURST, 'A CONGRATULATORY EPISTLE TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOSEPH ADDISON, ESQ;'

Nicholas Amhurst (1697-1742) was a poet and political writer. While a student at St John's College, Oxford, he published this 'Congratulatory Epistle' and a translation of Addison's Latin poem on the resurrection. Expecting to move on to a fellowship in 1719, he was expelled from the predominantly Tory University for libertinism and misconduct. Amhurst's ardent Whiggism was undoubtedly a contributory reason.