Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon

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Choose an author as you choose a friend.

Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon (c. 163318 January 1685), English poet, was born in Ireland about 1630. He was a nephew of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, and was educated partly under a tutor at his uncle's seat in Yorkshire, partly at Caen in Normandy and partly at Rome.

Quotes[edit]

  • My God, my Father, and my Friend,
    Do not forsake me at my end.
    • Translation of Dies Iræ.

Essay on Translated Verse (1684)[edit]

  • Remember Milo’s end,
    Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.
    • Line 87.
  • And choose an author as you choose a friend.
    • Line 96.
  • Immodest words admit of no defence,
    For want of decency is want of sense.
    • Line 113.
  • The multitude is always in the wrong.
    • Line 184.

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