ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Pattison

(1707-1727)


Born in Sussex, William Pattison was educated at Appleby School under Richard Yates before entering Sidney Sussex College as a sizar in 1724. He died in poverty, his library reduced to an imperfect copy of Browne's Britannia's Pastorals. He was supported in his last days by Edmund Curll.

TEXT RECORDS:

1725The Jealous Shepherd; a Pastoral.
1725To a Friend.
1726A Session of the Cambridge Poets.

PUBLICATIONS:

An epistle to his Majesty on his accession to the throne. 1727.
Poetical Works. 1728.
Cupid's metamorphosis ... being the second and last volume of the poetical works. 1729.