Thomas Tickell


The son of a clergyman, Thomas Tickell attended Queen's College Oxford (B.A. 1705, M.A. 1709, Fellow 1710-26); in 1711 he acted as Joseph Trapp's deputy as Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Tickell contributed to the Spectator and the Guardian; his rival translation of the first book of the Iliad occasioned Pope's falling-out with Addison. Tickell served as undersecretary of state under Addison and Craggs, and later in Ireland as secretary to the lords justices, where he visited and corresponded with Jonathan Swift.


1707Oxford. A Poem.
1713A Poem, on the Prospect of Peace.
1713Guardian 22 [On Pastoral Poetry.]
1713Guardian 23 [On Pastoral Poetry.]
1713Guardian 28 [On Pastoral Poetry.]
1713Guardian 30 [On Pastoral Poetry.]
1713Guardian 32 [Allegorical History of Pastoral.]
1722Kensington Garden.


Oxford: a poem. 1707.
A poem to his Excellency the Lord Privy-Seal on the prospect of peace. 1713.
An imitation of the prophecy of Nereus, from Horace, book I, ode XV. 1715.
The first book of Homer's Iliad. 1715.
An epistle from a lady in England to a gentleman at Avignon. 1717.
An ode occasioned by his Excellency the Earl Stanhope's voyage to France. 1718.
An ode inscribed to the Right Honourable Earl of Sunderland at Windsor. 1720.
The works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison esq. 4 vols, 1721.
Kensington Gardens. A poem. 1722.
To Sir Godfrey Kneller, at his country seat. 1722.
Lucy and Colin: a song written in imitation of William and Margaret. 1725.
Poem in praise of the horn-book, written by a gentleman in England, under a fit of the gout. 1728.
On her Majesty's re-building of the lodgings of the Black Prince and Henry V at Queen's-College, Oxford. 1733.
Poetical works. 1796.
Poetical works, ed. Thomas Park. 1807.
Poetical works, ed. F. J. Child. 1854.