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William Whitehead

(1715—1785) poet and playwright


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(1715–85),

was best known in his day for his successful neo‐classical tragedy The Roman Father (1750), a version of Corneille's Horace. In 1757 he was appointed poet laureate, an elevation which caused much satiric comment, notably from Charles Churchill. His Plays and Poems were collected in 1774, and a complete edition of his poems appeared in 1788.

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