Waller, Edmund

Waller, Edmund
(1606-1687)
   Born in Coleshill near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, and educated at Eton College and Cambridge University, he entered Parliament at a young age and switched from opposition to the king to being a Royalist and fighting against the Parliamentarians. In 1643 he was involved in a Royalist conspiracy against Parliament known as "Waller's Plot." Captured and imprisoned in 1643, he informed on his associates and, possibly because he was a distant relative of Oliver Cromwell, was given lenient treatment; he was exiled to the Continent until 1651. At the Restoration he again sided with Charles II and survived when all around lost their land and wealth. He died at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. One of his often quoted poems is "Go Lovely Rose," and his poetic style was praised by John Dryden and Alexander Pope (see entries). Some of his publications: The Passion of Dido for Æneas, 1658. A Poem on the Present Assembly of Parliament, 1686. A Poem on the Present Assembling of the Parliament, 1697. Some of his poems: "Of Loving at First Sight," "On the Duke of Monmouth's Expedition," "The Battle of the Summer Islands," "The Garden of Bermuda."
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