Robert Craggs Nugent

(1709—1788) politician and poet

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(1702–1788), poet and politician. Born in Carlanstown, Co. Westmeath, he was MP for Bristol, 1724, and St Mawes, Cornwall, 1774. His poetical works include discourses on Justice (1737), Happiness (1737), Odes and Epistles (1739), a poem on Faith (1774), and The Genius of Ireland (1775).

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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