ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Edmund Cartwright

(1743-1823)


Edmund Cartwright, credited with inventing the power-loom, was tutored by John Langhorne at the Wakefield Free School before entering University College Oxford in 1760 at the early age of fourteen. In 1764 he became Fellow of Magdalen College (M.A. 1766, D.D. 1806). Cartwright married an heiress, reviewed for the Monthly, and was rector of Brampton, Yorkshire, and Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, and prebendary of Lincoln (1786). The poem Armine and Elvira reached a ninth edition, though Cartwright was better known for his mechanical inventions and agricultural experiments.


TEXT RECORDS:

1779The Prince of Peace.
1785Review of Spenser's Fairy Queen attempted in Blank Verse.

PUBLICATIONS:

Constantia, an Elegy to the memory of a lady, Mrs. Langhorne. 1768.
Armine and Elvira, a legendary tale. 1771.
Poems. 1773.
The Prince of Peace and other poems. 1779.
Sonnets to eminent men. 1783.
Poems, a new edition. 1786.
A memorial read to the Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce ... with an appendix containing letters from the late Sir William Jones. 1800.
A sermon preached ... after the interment of the Duke of Bedford. 1802.
On the means of extending the cultivation of corn. 2 vols, 1803.
Letters and sonnets, on moral, and other interesting subjects. 1807.
A sermon ... preached 1808.