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 Mark Akenside

Mark Akenside

Birth
Death 1770 (aged 48–49)
Burial Piccadilly, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot unmarked
Memorial ID 12211425 · View Source
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Poet, and Royal Physician. In 1744 Akenside wrote his best-known poem 'Pleasures Of Imagination' and the political satire 'Epistle To Curio'. This sample of his work is from his 'The Nightingale':

O sacred bird! let me at eve,
Thus wandering all alone,
Thy tender counsel oft receive,
Bear witness to thy pensive airs,
And pity Nature's common cares,
Till I forget my own.


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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 30 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12211425
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark Akenside (1721–1770), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12211425, citing St James Church, Piccadilly, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .