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 Henry Carey

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Henry Carey

Birth
Death 1743 (aged 55–56)
Burial Clerkenwell, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
Plot churchyard, unmarked
Memorial ID 12302676 View Source
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Poet, playwright, and possibly an illegitimate child of the Marquess of Halifax, Carey's poetry introduced the term 'namby-pamby' to the language (as a satirical term for his rival Ambrose Philips), and he also wrote the celebrated ditty 'Sally In Our Alley'. He may have been the author of 'God Save The King', and seems to have been the first to sing it. Occasionally he ran into trouble over his anti-Walpolean politics. When his son Carew died, he hanged himself later the same year at the age of 56.

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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 10 Nov 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12302676
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/12302676/henry-carey : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Carey (1687–1743), Find a Grave Memorial ID 12302676, citing St. James Churchyard, Clerkenwell, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .