ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Gifford

(1756-1826)


William Gifford, "the British Juvenal," was the son of a glazier who went to sea and served an apprenticeship to a shoemaker before, supported by William Cooksley, a surgeon, attending Exeter College, Oxford (B.A. 1782). Gifford pilloried the Della Cruscans in the Baviad and Maeviad and contributed to the Anti-Jacobin (1797-98). The first editor of the Quarterly Review (1809-24), Gifford probably wrote the infamous review of Keats's Endymion (1818). Gifford's translation of Juvenal was frequently reprinted.


TEXT RECORDS:

1791The Baviad.

PUBLICATIONS:

The baviad. 1791.
The maeviad. 1795.
The anti-jacobin [joint editor]. 1797, etc.
Epistle to Peter Pindar. 1800.
The satires of Juvenal translated. 1802.
An examination of the strictures of the Critical reviewers on the translation of Juvenal. 1803.
Works of Ben Jonson, ed. Gifford. 9 vols, 1816.
The Satires of Persius translated. 1821.
The illiberal! verse and prose from the north! 1822.
Autobiography. 1827.
Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin, ed. L. Rice-Oxley. 1924.