Sir Richard Blackmore

Standard Name: Blackmore, Sir Richard


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Publishing Elizabeth Elstob
Its full title is An English-Saxon Homily on the Birthday of St. Gregory , Anciently used in the English-Saxon Church. Giving an Account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity. It...


28 February 1712
The Whig physician-poet Sir Richard Blackmore published his best-known work, the physico-theologicalCreation: a Philosophical Poem. Its grandiose style was praised by some respected critics of the day, but scorned by Pope and his Tory friends.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.