Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon (c. 1633 – 18 January 1685), English poet, was born in Ireland about 1630. He was a nephew of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, and was educated partly under a tutor at his uncle's seat in Yorkshire, partly at Caen in Normandy and partly at Rome.
- My God, my Father, and my Friend,
Do not forsake me at my end.
- Translation of Dies Iræ.
Essay on Translated Verse (1684)Edit
- Remember Milo’s end,
Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.
- Line 87.
- And choose an author as you choose a friend.
- Line 96.
- Immodest words admit of no defence,
For want of decency is want of sense.
- Line 113.
- The multitude is always in the wrong.
- Line 184.