Educated at Eton College, where he was responsible for co-founding the Etonian with Walter Blount, Praed then followed with a brilliant period at Trinity College, Cambridge where he was awarded a fellowship in 1827. In 1829, he was called to the bar at Middle Temple and practiced law for a time before entering the political arena. he was elected to parliament in 1830 as a Tory and continued to serve as an MP for various constituencies until his early death from tuberculosis. Praed was considered one of the most articulate and witty members of the House. During his life, Praed wrote numerous essays and poems for various periodicals which were largely collected and published in book form after his death. These include Charades (1852), Lillian and Other Poems (1852), Poems (1864) and Essays Collected and Arranged by Sir George Young (1887).
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