b.1654 d.January 1713/4
AB Oxon(1675) AM(1677) MB(1682) MD(1687) FRCP(1692)
William Gould, MD, was born at Farnham in Surrey; and in 1672, being then eighteen years of age, was elected a scholar; and in July, 1676, a fellow of Wadham college, Oxford. He proceeded AB 18th May, 1675; AM 29th January, 1677; MB 24th May, 1682; and MD 2nd July, 1687; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1691; and a Fellow, 8th November, 1692. He was Censor in 1708 and 1712, and dying at Hatton-garden, in January, 1713-4, was buried at St Andrew’s, Holborn, on the 27th of that month.
Dr Gould was the Umbra of Garth’s “Dispensary:”
Nor must we the obsequious Umbra spare,
Who, soft by nature, yet declared for war;
But when some rival power invades a right,
Flies set on flies, and turtles turtles fight.
Else, courteous Umbra to the last had been
Demurely meek, insipidly serene.
With him the present still some virtues have,
The vain are sprightly, and the stupid grave;
The slothful negligent, the foppish neat,
The lewd are airy, and the sly discreet;
A wren an eagle, a baboon a beau,-
Colt a Lycurgus, and a Phocian, Rowe.
(Volume I, page 495)
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