The patron of Dryden and friend of Pope, John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham and Normanby served with Prince Rupert, was a captain in the army, and commanded a ship. He was a Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles II and held a number of important government posts under Queen Anne.
The character of a Tory. 1681.
An essay upon poetry. 1682.
Helen to Paris, by the earl of Mulgrave and Mr. Dryden [Ovid, trans.] 1683.
A letter from the Earl of Mulgrave to Dr Tillotson. 1689.
The Earl of Mulgrave's speech. 1693?
The character of Charles II. 1696.
Essay on poetry ... with several other poems, ed. Nahum Tate. 1697.
The Duke of Buck-g-m's speech relating to the sentence of against Dr Henry Sacheverell. 1710.
The Duke of Buckingham's speech spoken in the House of Lords. 1715.
Works, ed J. Henley. 1721.
Works, ed. Alexander Pope. 2 vols, 1723.
Buckingham restor'd: being two essays. 1727.