Clio Rickman, the son of the Quaker John Rickman, was born at The Cliffe, Lewes. Rickman married outside the Quaker faith, and being disowned by the Friends moved to London, where in 1783 he set up as a bookseller. He was a a member of the Headstrong Club, and a friend of Thomas Paine, who lived with the poet when composing The Rights of Man. Rickman published political pamphlets and broadsides, contributing to the poetry columns of the Black Dwarf and other periodicals.
The fallen cottage, a poem. 1786.
A select collection of epigrams, many of them original. 1796.
Emigration to America, candidly considered. In a series of letters. 1798.
Rights of discussion, or A vindication of dissenters of every denomination. 1799.
Mr. Pitt's democracy manifested. 1800.
Hints upon hats, by Clio. 1803.
Poetical scraps. 2 vols, 1803.
Ode, in celebration of the emancipation of the blacks of St. Domingo. 1804.
An address to the Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers. 1804.
Corruption, a satire. 1806.
Elegy to the memory of Thomas Paine. 1810.
The life of Thomas Paine. 1819.