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Charles Sackville, 6th earl of Dorset

Sackville, Charles, 6th earl of Dorset, 1638–1706, English poet and courtier. After the restoration, he became a member of the intimate circle of young rakes and wits at the court of Charles II, writing epigrams, caustic satires, and songs, of which the best known is the ballad "To All You Ladies Now at Land." In 1652 he was given the courtesy title Lord Buckhurst.

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