William Lipscomb studied at Winchester College and Corpus Christi College Oxford (M.A. 1784). After winning a Chancellor's Prize at Oxford for his poem on Innoculation (1772) he was rector of Welbury in Yorkshire and chaplain to the earl of Darlington. Lipscomb composed a modernization of Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale, which he republished only with George Ogle's modernizations from earlier in the century.
Beneficial effects of inoculation. 1772?
Verses on the beneficial effects of inoculation. 1793.
The case of the war considered, in a letter to Henry Duncombe, Esq. 1794.
The pardoner's tale from Chaucer [modernized Lipscomb]. 1792.
The Canterbury tales of Chaucer: completed in a modern version [edited Lipscomb]. 1795.