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West, Richardlocked

  • W. B. Hutchings


West, Richard (1716–1742), poet, was the only son of Richard West (c. 1691–1726), lawyer, playwright, and politician, and Elizabeth Burnet (1692–1748), daughter of Gilbert Burnet. He was educated at Eton College with Thomas Ashton, Thomas Gray, and Horace Walpole, forming a 'quadruple alliance' of friendship, and was known among them as ...

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