ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Broome

(1689-1745)


William Broome was born in Cheshire and educated at Eton and St. John's College Cambridge. He is remembered as one of the team of translators who assisted Pope with Homer. He spent his later years living in rural retirement as rector of Oakley Magna, Vicar of Eye, Suffolk, and chaplain to Lord Cornwallis. Broome published some of his later verse in the Gentleman's Magazine under the pseudonym, "Charles Chester, M.D."


TEXT RECORDS:

1714A Pastoral.
1723 ca.Melancholy, an Ode.
1728The Oak, and the Dunghill. A Fable.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Iliad of Homer done from the French [with Ozell and Oldisworth]. 1712.
The Iliad of Homer, translated from the Greek into blank verse, by Mr. Ozell, Mr. Broome, and Mr. Oldisworth. 1714.
The Iliad of Homer, translated by Mr. Pope [notes by Broome]. 6 vols, 1715-20.
The Odyssey of Homer [with Pope and Fenton]. 5 vols, 1725-26.
Poems on several occasions. 1727, 1739.
The oak and the dunghill. 1728.
A sermon preach'd at the assizes of Norwich. 1737.