1683 - 1765
    English Poet
  1742 Published his Night Thoughts.
    An inspiration described by Andre Breton as surrealist 
    from beginning to end.

    Young achieved great renown in his own time, both in England and on the Continent, 
    for his long poem The Complaint , or Night, Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality 
    (1742 - €“45), a Christian apologetic inspired by the deaths of his wife, stepdaughter, 
    and the latter's husband. 
    Besides writing a series of satires, The Universal Passion (1725 - €“28), he was the 
    author of three bombastic tragedies, Busiris (1719), The Revenge (1721), and The Brothers (1753). 
    His last important work was his prose Conjectures on Original Composition (1759). 

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