ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Fawkes

(1720-1777)


Francis Fawkes, son of a clergyman, was born near Doncaster and studied at Jesus College Cambridge (M.A. 1745); he was curate of Croyden, vicar of Orphington (1755) and Downe (1774-77). Fawkes's translations of Greek poetry were several times reprinted; his English poems appeared in the supplement to Dodsley's Collection of Poems entitled The Poetical Calendar (1763). Fawkes had some reputation as a minor English poet, being best known for his popular song, The Brown Jug.

TEXT RECORDS:

1755An Autumnal Ode.
1767The Idylliums of Theocritus: Preface.

PUBLICATIONS:

Branham Park. 1745.
A description of May, from Gawen Douglas. 1752.
A description of winter, from Gawen Douglas. 1754.
The works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus, and Musaeus, translated. 1760.
The complete family Bible. 2 vols, 1761.
Original poems and translations. 1761.
The poetical calendar: intended as a supplement to Dodsley's collection. 12 vols, 1763.
The poetical magazine: or the Muses' monthly companion. 1764.
The idylliums of Theocritus, translated. 1767.
Partridge-shooting: an eclogue. 1767.
The works of Horace, in English verse. 1767.
The argonautics of Appolonius Rhodius [with H. Meen]. 1780.