Samuel Boyse

Life
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 Cibber’s Lives; modernised Chaucer’s 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 OCI.

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References
See Richard Ryan, Biographia Hibernica, Irish Worthies (1821), Vol. I, p.179.

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