Yalden (or Youlding), Thomas, Dd

Yalden (or Youlding), Thomas, D.D.

an English divine and poet, was born at Exeter in 1671. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford, and chosen fellow in 1700. He entered into holy orders the following year, became rector of Willoughby, in Warwickshire, and was chosen lecturer of moral philosophy. In 1706 he entered the family of the duke of Beaufort, and soon after became rector of Chalton and of Cleanville, in Hertfordshire. He also had the sinecure prebends of Deans, Hains, and Pendles, in Devonshire. In 1713 he was chosen preacher of Bridewell Hospital, on the resignation of Dr. Atterbury. He was arrested and tried for complicity in what is known as Bishop Atterbury's Plot, in 1722, but was soon released for want of evidence. He died July 16, 1736. He published an Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1693): — On the Conquest of Namur, a Pindaric ode (1695): — The Temple of Fame, a poem (1700): — A Hymn to Darkness: A Hymn to Light, and other works, chiefly poetical. See Johnson, British Poets; Dryden, Miscellanies, volume 3, 4; Linton, Miscellanies; Chalmers, Biog. Dict.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.

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