ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Brand

(1744-1806)


Born Washington in Durham, the son of the parish clerk, John Brand was educated at Newcastle Grammar School and served as an apprentice to a cordwainer and published poems before attending Lincoln College, Oxford (B.A. 1775). He was curate of Cramlington near Newcastle (1777) and, patronized by the Duke of Northumberland, was rector of St. Mary-at-Hill and St. Mary Hubbard, London (1784) and secretary to the Society of Antiquaries (1784-1806).


TEXT RECORDS:

1765An Elegy on a Pile of Sacred Ruins.
1765Elegiac Reflections, wrote in the Vault of St. Nicholas Church, Newcastle.

PUBLICATIONS:

A collection of poetical essays. 1765.
On illicit love. Written among the ruins of Godstow nunnery, near Oxford. 1775.
Observations on popular antiquities. 1777.
The history and antiquities of the town and county of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1789.