Blackmore, Sir Richard
Blackmore, Sir Richard, was born in 1650, and died in 1729. He was active in the revolution which elevated William III, whose physician he was, to the throne. Besides several medical and poetical works, he wrote Just Prejudices against the Arian Hypothesis (1725), Natural Theology (1728), Creation, a philosophical poem (1712, 4th ed. 1718), which Addison pronounced one of the noblest productions in English verse; and poetical paraphrases on Job, the songs of Moses, Deborah, and David, on four select psalms, on chapters of Isaiah, and the third chapter of Habakkuk.