FArewel, lov'd Youth! since 'twas the Will of Heaven
Title: On the Death of the Honourable Mr. James Thynne, younger Son to the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Weymouth
Primary Text: No MS; 1713 Misc, 156-62.
Secondary Eds: Rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 56-9; rpt of Reynolds: 1930 Fausset, 31-4.
20C: 1905 Wordsworth (compiled 1819), 22-5, lines 48-61, 65-83, 90-107.
Comment: Like "Upon the Death of Sir William Twisden," this poem celebrates the aristocratic cultured way of life of the great house.
Date: Although there is no official documentation on him, James Thynne was a apparently a son born late in life to Thomas and Francis Finch Thynne, Lord and Lady Weymouth; since Francis was probably born between 1655 and 1657, she would be 45 around 1700, too old to have a five year old boy much beyond 1705.
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