Wild, Robert, Dd

Wild, Robert, D.D.

an English Nonconformist divine, poet, and wit, was born at St. Ives. Huntingdonshire, in 1609. He was educated at the University of Cambridge; received his first degree in divinity at Oxford in 1642; was appointed rector at Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, in 1646; ejected, at the Restoration; and died at Oundle in 1679. He was the author of, Tragedy of Christopher Love at Tower Hill (1660): — Iter Boreale (eod.): — Poem on the Imprisonment of Mr. Edmund Calamy in Neuwate (1662): — Poems (1668): — Rome Rhym'd to Death (1683), being a collection of choice poems, in two parts, written by the earl of R[ochester], Dr. Wild, etc.: — The Benefice; a Comedy (1689). In 1870 appeared Poems by Robert Wild, D.D., one of the Ejected Ministers of 1662; with a Historical and Biographical Preface and Notes, by the Reverend John Hunt.

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