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John Boyle

(1707—1762) biographer


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(1707–62),

son of Charles Boyle (1676–1731), was an intimate friend of Swift, Pope, and Dr Johnson. His Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr Jonathan Swift (1751) were written in a series of letters to his son Hamilton at Christ Church, Oxford; they give a critical account of Swift's character, his life, his relations with Stella and Vanessa and his friendship with Pope and others, and discuss his works.

Subjects: Literature.


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