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1732 ca1793, Feb 4
an English cleric and dramatist. He was born at Swanton, Norfolk. Boyce spent four years under Mr. Bullimer at Norwich, and four at Scarning under Mr. Brett. He was admitted pensioner to Caius College, Cambridge, proceeding B.A. in 1754 and M.A. in 1767. Ordained deacon, he served as curate of Cringleford in 1768, and rector of Worlingham, Suffolk, from 1780 until his death. He also served as chaplain to the Earl of Suffolk. Boyce was the author of A specimen of Elegiac Poetry, 1773, and one tragedy, Harold, London 1786, which was never acted. In the preface to this he states that when he wrote it he was unaware that Richard Cumberland's play on the same subject was in rehearsal at Drury Lane.
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