FArewel, lov'd Youth! since 'twas the Will of Heaven


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.


1905 Wordsworth (compiled 1819), 22-5, lines 48-61, 65-83, 90-107.


Like "Upon the Death of Sir William Twisden," this poem celebrates the aristocratic cultured way of life of the great house.


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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