1708-1747; man of letters and son of Joseph Boyse (1660-1728), a Presbyterian
minister in Dublin from 1683-1728 and author of controversial tracts;b.
Dublin; ed. Glasgow Univ.; adopted no profession; befriended by
Dr. Johnston, praised by Fielding for The Deity
(1739), a poem; issued An Historical Review of the Transactions
of Europe 1739-45 (1747), called hack-work in Theophilus
Cibbers Lives; modernised Chaucers Canterbury Tales
(1741) [note that this is also ascribed to George Ogle, with a contribution
by Henry Brooke]; popular Pantheon or Fabulous History of the Heathen
Gods. trans. Dutch poetry, and died in poverty. RR CAB ODNB DIW
See Richard Ryan, Biographia Hibernica, Irish Worthies
(1821), Vol. I, p.179.