Edward Young

English poet, best remembered for "Night Thoughts"

Edward Young




  • Epistle to … Lord Lansdowne (1713)
  • The Last Day (1714)
  • The Force of Religion, or Vanquished Love: a poem in two books (1714)
  • On the late Queen's Death and his Majesty's Accession (1714)
  • Oratio … cum jacta sunt Bibliothecæ Fundamenta (1716)
  • Paraphrase on part of the Book of Job (1719)
  • Busiris, King of Egypt: a Tragedy (1719)
  • A Letter to Mr. Tickell, occasioned by the Death of … J. Addison (1719)
  • The Revenge: a Tragedy (1721)
  • The Love of Fame, in seven characteristic satires (1728)
  • The Instalment (1726)
  • Cynthio (1727)
  • Ocean: an Ode, to which is prefixed an Ode to the King and a Discourse on Ode (1728)
  • A Vindication of Providence; or a true Estimate of Human Life (1728)
  • An Apology for Princes (1729)
  • Imperium Pelagi: a naval lyric written in imitation of Pindar's spirit, occasioned by his Majesty's return in September 1729 (1730)
  • Two Epistles to Mr. Pope concerning the Authors of the Age (1730)
  • The Sea-piece (1730)
  • The Foreign Address … in the Character of a Sailor (1734)
  • The Complaint: or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality (1742, First four ‘Nights’: 1743, fifth: 1744, sixth and seventh: 1745, eighth and ninth)
  • Reflections on the Public Situation of the Kingdom (1745)
  • The Brothers: a Tragedy (1753)
  • The Centaur not Fabulous (1754)
  • Conjectures on Original Composition (1759) (external scan)
  • Resignation, in two parts, and a postscript to Mrs. Boscawen (1762)



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Parodies of Young



Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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