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Mallet, David

Born: 1705 AD
Died: 1765 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Poets, Writers

1705 – David Mallet or Malloch, born this year. He was a Scottish dramatist.

1723 – He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and went to London to work as a private tutor.

       – His best-known work was written in the same year: William and Margaret, adapted from a traditional ballad.

1740 – He collaborated with Thomson on a masque, Alfred, which was the vehicle for "Rule Britannia".

       – His other plays and poetry, popular at the time, are largely forgotten, but he was a significant enough figure to be chosen by Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke as his literary executor.

1754 – Bolingbroke’s writings were edited and published by him.

1765 – Died this year.