ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald

(1695 ca.-1752)


The son of Gerald Fitzgerald, Thomas Fitzgerald studied at Westminster School before entering Trinity College Cambridge in 1714 (B.A. 1718, Fellow 1720, M.A. 1721) and was ordained in 1718. Fitzgerald was Lecturer at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster and usher of Westminster School; later he was Vicar of Brigstock in Northamptonshire (1737), Rector of Wotton, Surrey (1739-52) and Rector of Arbinger (1743-52). He was perhaps a friend of the younger Samuel Wesley; see Nichols, Anecdotes (1812-15) 2:85.


TEXT RECORDS:

1736Tomo Chachi: An Ode.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems on several occasions. 1733, 1736.
Georgia, a poem. Tomo Chachi, an ode. 1736.
Georgia, and two other occasional poems on the founding of the colony. 1736.
Publii Terentii comoediae sex, etc [ed. Fitzgerald]. 1736.
Poems. 1781.
M. V. Martialis epigrammata etc. [ed. Fitzgerald]. 1790.