ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Twining

(1735-1804)


The eldest son of the London tea merchant, Thomas Twining was educated by Mr. Smitythies at Colchester and Sidney Sussex College Cambridge (B.A. 1760, M.A. 1763); he was rector of St. Mary's, Colchester (1788-1804), a living given him by Bishop Porteus. Twining was an accomplished musician and a close friend of Charles Burney (he also corresponded with Frances Burney).


TEXT RECORDS:

1789Aristotle's Treatise on Poetry. [Spenser's descriptions faulted.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Aristotle's treatise on poetry, translated with notes and two dissertations. 1789.
On the abuse of reason, as applied to the mysterious doctrines of revelation. A sermon. 1790.
The duty of allegiance enforced. A sermon. 1794.
Recreations and studies of a country clergyman ... being selections from the correspondence of Twining, ed. Richard Twining. 1882.