ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Fenton

(1746-1821)


Richard Fenton was educated at the cathedral school of St. David's. He worked in the custom house in London before attending the Middle Temple. Fenton became acquainted with David Garrick and members of Samuel Johnson's circle, including Oliver Goldsmith. He practiced law in Wales, translated from the Greek, and collected antiquarian materials.


TEXT RECORDS:

1773To Mr. Mickle, on his Specimen of a Translation of the Lusiad of Camoens, from the Portuguese.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. 1773.
Poems. 2 vols, 1790.
An historical tour through Pembrokeshire. 1811.