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John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

Data de nascimento: 7. Abril 1648
Data de falecimento: 24. Fevereiro 1721

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John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, was an English poet and Tory politician of the late Stuart period who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. He was also known by his original title, Lord Mulgrave.

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„There's no such thing in Nature; and you'll draw
A faultless monster which the world ne’er saw.“

—  John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
Essay on Poetry (published 1723). Compare: "'High characters,' cries one, and he would see/ Things that ne’er were, nor are, nor e’er will be", John Suckling, The Goblins, Epilogue. "Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,/ Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be", Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism (1711), Part II, line 53.

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