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vicenzo  •  Link

Charles Sackville (1643-1706), Earl of Dorset
at one of less auspicious occasions
Sackville, who was then Lord Buckhurst, with Sir Charles Sedley and Sir Thomas Ogle, got drunk at the Cock in Bow-street by Covent-garden, and, going into the balcony, exposed themselves to the populace in very indecent postures.
He liked to be bit of a poet?
To all you ladies now at land,
We men at sea do write,
But first I hope you'll understand
How hard 'tis to indite:
The muses now and Neptune too
We must implore to write to you.
With a fa, la, la, la, la.


vicenzo  •  Link

"...Tell me, Dorinda, why so gay,
Why such embroid'ry, fringe, and lace?
Can any dresses find a way
To stop th'approaches of decay
And mend thy ruin'd face?........"

one of the doodles

Wim van der Meij  •  Link

Warrington has the following on him: "Charles, Lord Bockhurst, eldest son of Richard Sackville, fifth Earl of Dorset; created Lord Cranfield and Earl of Middlesex soon after his uncle's death in 1675, and succeeded his father as Earl of Dorset in 1677. He died 1706."

Bill  •  Link

SACKVILLE, CHARLES, sixth Earl of Dorset and first Earl of Middlesex (1638-1706), poet; son of Richard Sackville, fifth earl of Dorset, and Frances, daughter of Lionel Cranfield, first earl of Middlesex; M.P., East Grinstead, 1660; led life of dissipation with Sir Charles Sedley and others; volunteered in fleet fitted out against Dutch, 1665, and took part in battle of 3 June; created Baron Cranfield and Earl of Middlesex, 1675; withdrew from court during James IIs reign; lord chamberlain of household, 1689-97; received Garter, 1691; thrice acted as regent during William III's absence. His poems appeared with Sedley's in 1701, his best being the song 'To all you ladies now on land,' 1665. Dryden dedicated several poems to him.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

Bill  •  Link

Charles Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, eldest son of Richard, fifth Earl of Dorset, was born January 24th, 1638. He was a volunteer with the fleet in 1665, when he wrote his famous song beginning —

"To all ye ladies now at land
We men at sea indite."

In 1674, by the death of his uncle, Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex, he came into possession of a considerable property, and in the following year was created Earl of Middlesex. In 1677 he succeeded his father as sixth Earl of Dorset. He was a favourite companion of Charles II. and of William III., and a patron of literary men. He died January 29th, 1707.
---Wheatley, 1899.

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