1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Chesterfield

Isaac Reed; in Dodsley, A Collection of Poems (1782) 1:359n.



Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, was born September 22d, 1694; succeeded to the title 27th of January 1725-26; and was elected Knight of the Garter 18th of May 1730. Soon after he was made Steward of his Majesty's household, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the States General. In 1745 he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and in 1746 Secretary of State; he resigned this post, after holding it about a year, and retired from all public business. He died March 23, 1773.