Rev. Thomas Maurice


The son of a schoolmaster, Thomas Maurice was educated at the Wesleyan seminary at Bristol before entering University College Oxford in 1774, aged 19 (B.A. 1778, M.A. 1808); he was chaplain to the 87th regiment (about 1784), Vicar of Wormleighton, Warwickshire (1798-1824) and Cudham, Kent (1804-24). Maurice was a noted oriental scholar and historian, and assistant-keeper of MSS at the British Museum (1798-24).


1775The School-Boy, a Poem.
1777A Monody, sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth, Dutchess of Northumberland.
1778The Oxonian. A Poem.
1779Hinda; an Eastern Elegy.
1784Westminster Abbey: an Elegiac Poem.
1795An Elegiac and Historical Poem, sacred to the Memory and Virtues of the Honourable Sir William Jones.
1806Verses, being a Apology for the Errors and Eccentricities of Genius.


The school-boy, a poem. In imitation of Mr. Phillips's Splendid Shilling. 1775.
Hagley. A descriptive poem. 1776.
Netherby: a poem. 1776.
A monody addressed to the memory of Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland. 1777.
The Oxonian. A poem. 1778.
Poems and miscellaneous pieces. 1779.
Westminster Abbey: an elegiac poem. 1784.
Panthea; or, the Captive bride, a tragedy; founded upon a story in Xenophon. 1789.
A letter addressed to the ... directors of the East India Company. 1790.
An elegiac poem, sacred to the memory and virtues of the Honorable Sir William Jones. 1795.
Indian antiquities. 7 vols, 1793-1800.
History of Hindustan. 2 vols, 1795-98; 3 vols, 1820.
The crisis, or the British Muse to the British minister and nation. 1798.
Sanscreet fragments, or interesting fragments from the sacred books of the Brahmins. 1798.
Grove hill: a descriptive poem; with an ode to nature. 1799.
A dissertation on the oriental trinities. 1800.
Poems, epistolary, lyric, and elegiacal. 1800.
The modern history of Hindostan. 2 vols, 1802-10.
Select poems. 1803.
Elegy on the late Right Honourable William Pitt. 1806.
The fall of the Mogul, a tragedy. With other occasional poems. 1806.
Richmond Hill: a descriptive and historical poem. 1807.
Elegiac lines, sacred to the memory of Henry Hope. 1811.
Brahminical fraud detected. 1812.
Westminster Abbey, with other occasional poems. 1813.
Observations connected with astronomy and ancient history. 1816.
Observations on the ruins of Babylon. 1816.
Observations on the remains of ancient Egyptian grandeur and superstition. 1818.
Memoirs of the author of Indian antiquities, etc. 3 vols, 1819-22.
A free translation of the Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles. 1822.