ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Lewis Swift

(1777-1875)


Like his father Theophilus Swift, Edmund Lewis Lenthal Swift was a barrister and a poet. He attended Trinity College Dublin (not in Alumni Dublinenses), and was called to the bar in Dublin, and later in England (1815). Swift wrote against Catholic emancipation, was keeper of Regalia in the Tower of London, and lived to the remarkable age of ninety-nine years.


TEXT RECORDS:

1815Waterloo, a Poem.
1815Waterloo: the Proeme.

PUBLICATIONS:

The life and acts of St. Patrick [Jocelinus, trans. Swift]. 1809.
Anacreon in Dublin, etc. 1815.
Waterloo and other poems. 1815.
Juvenal's 10th and 13th Satires [trans. Swift]. 1818.
The equality of the constitution. 1819.
Woman's will — a riddle! An operatic drama. 1820.
One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, or, shall it be so? 1829.
Homeric studies. 1840.