ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Thomas Pope Blount

(1649-1697)


Sir Thomas Pope Blount, the elder brother of Dryden's friend Charles Blount, was educated by his father and acquired a reputation for learning. He was created a baronet in 1679, M.P. for St. Albans, and commissioner of accounts under William. In the Censura Literaria Samuel Egerton Brydges proudly describes Sir Thomas Pope Blount as "my predecessor and relation," half-brother to his great-grandmother. The family resemblance is indeed apparent.

TEXT RECORDS:

1694Edmund Spenser.

PUBLICATIONS:

Censura celebriorum authorum. 1690.
Essays on several subjects. 1691, 1697.
A natural history: containing many not common observations. 1693.
De re poetica: or remarks upon poetry. 1694.