Born: Jul 21, 1664 AD
Died: 1721 AD, at 57 years of age.
1664 - Born on the 21st of July.
1686 - He took his B.A. degree, and two years later became a fellow.
1687 - He wrote the City Mouse and Country Mouse, in ridicule of John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther.
1697 - He was secretary to the plenipotentiaries who concluded the Peace of Ryswick.
1695 - His occasional poems during this period include an elegy on Queen Mary.
1701 - He sat in Parliament for East Grinstead.
1709 - He had already published a collection of verse.
1715 - He was impeached by Robert Walpole and kept in close custody for two years.
1721 - Died on the 18th of September.
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