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).
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.