ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Lewis Bagot

(1740-1802)


The son of Sir Walter Bagot, bart., Lewis Bagot studied at Westminster School (where he knew William Cowper) and Christ Church Oxford in 1757 (B.A. 1760, M.A. 1764, D.C.L. 1772). After traveling to Lisbon to recover his health, Bagot scaled the church hierarchy, becoming Bishop of Bristol (1782), Norwich (1783) and St. Asaph (1790-1802); he spent his later years as an invalid. There is a portrait at Christ Church Oxford.


TEXT RECORDS:

1761[Untitled,"Nymphs, that mountain, wood, or hill."]
1762[Untitled, "Those votive strains, O Isis, that but now."]

PUBLICATIONS:

Defense of the XXXIX articles. 1772.
A serious caution against the dangerous errors of the Anabaptists. 1776.
A sermon preached at St. Mary's Church, Oxford. 1779.
Twelve discourses on the Prophecies [Warburton lectures]. 1780.
A letter to the Rev. William Bell ... on the subject of the Authority, nature, and design of the Lord's supper. 1781.
A sermon preached at the Cathedral Church in Norwich. 1783.
A sermon preached before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal. 1783.
A serious caution against the dangerous errors of the Anabaptists. 1776.
A charge delivered to the clergy. 1784.
A sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. 1788.