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The most succinct biographical sketch of William Byrd is his epitaph. At the junction of two paths in the gardens of Westover, the fine Georgian house he built on the banks of the James River, his monument still stands, bearing this summation of what was especially memorable about his life: Being bo...

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Published in: The Dividing Line Histories of William Byrd II of Westover p. 3
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: The University of North Carolina Press 11-01-2013
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Summary: The most succinct biographical sketch of William Byrd is his epitaph. At the junction of two paths in the gardens of Westover, the fine Georgian house he built on the banks of the James River, his monument still stands, bearing this summation of what was especially memorable about his life: Being born to one of the amplest fortunes in this country, He was early sent to England for his education, Where under the care and direction of Sir Robert Southwell, And ever favored with his particular instructions, He made a happy proficiency in polite and varied learning. By means of
ISBN: 9781469606934
1469606933
DOI: 10.5149/9781469606941_berland.7