ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard West

(1716-1742)


Richard West's parents were a Lord Chancellor of Ireland and a daughter of Bishop Burnet. He attended Eton College (1732-33), where he became a close friend of Thomas Gray and Horace Walpole, before entering Christ Church Oxford in 1735. West studied law at the Inner Temple (1738-42) before his early death.


TEXT RECORDS:

1737A Monody on the Death of Queen Caroline. By Richard West, Esq.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poetical works, ed. John Bell. 1782.