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Encyclopedia > Eustace Budgell

Eustace Budgell (August 19, 1686 - May 4, 1737) was an English writer.


Budgell was educated at Oxford, was a cousin of Addison, who took him to Ireland and got him appointed to a lucrative office, which, however, he was foolish enough to throw away by lampooning the Viceroy. He assisted Addison in the Spectator, of which he wrote 37 numbers signed X. In these he imitates Addison's style with some success. Budgell, who was vain and vindictive, fell on evil days, lost a fortune in the South Sea Bubble, was accused of forging a will, and committed suicide by throwing himself out of a boat at London Bridge.

This article is originally from A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature.

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Budgell contributed to the Tatler, the Spectator, the Guardian, and wrote pamphlets against the ministry in the Craftsman.
He lost a fortune in the collapse of the South Sea Bubble and later was on the losing end of a controversy involving money left him by Matthew Tindal.
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