ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Brown

(1663-1704)


Thomas Brown "of facetious memory" was born at Shifnal in Shropshire; after attending Newport School, Salop, he entered Christ Church Oxford in 1678. He was schoolmaster at Kingston-upon-Thames for three years; after being dismissed for irregular conduct he worked in London as a pamphleteer, satirist, and translator. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.


TEXT RECORDS:

1700A Description of Mr. D—n's Funeral. A Poem.

PUBLICATIONS:

The reasons of Mr. Bayes changing his religion. 1688.
The weesils: a satirical fable. 1691.
The late converts exposed. 1690.
The reasons of Mr. Joseph Hains the player's conversion and reconversion. 1690.
The reasons of the new convert's taking the oaths. 1691.
Wit for money: or poet stutterer. 1691.
Novus reformatur vapulans: or the Welch Levite tossed in a blanket. 1691.
The London Mercury [edited Brown]. 1692.
St. Everemond, Miscellaneous Essays [Trans. Brown et. al.]. 1692.
Memoirs of the Court of Spain done into English. 1692.
The Salamanca wedding, in a letter. 1693.
Life of Richeleiu [Du Plessis, trans. Brown]. 1695.
A new and easy method to understand the Roman history [trans. Brown]. 1695.
Twelve dissertations [Le Clerk, trans. Brown]. 1696.
Familiar letters written by the Earl of Rochester [ed. Brown]. 2 vols, 1697.
Collection of miscellany poems, letters, etc. 1699, 1700.
Seven new colloquies [Erasmus, trans. Brown]. 1699.
A description of Mr. Dryden's funeral: a poem. 1700.
The infallible astrologer [essays by Brown]. 1701.
The whole comical works of Monsr. Scarron [trans. Brown et al.] 1700.
Laconics: or new maxims of state and conversation [Brown, et. al.] 1701.
Advice to the Kentish long-tails. 1701.
The adventures of Lindamira, written with her own hand. 1702.
Letters from the dead to the living [Brown et al.] 1702-3.
Miscellanea aulica: or a collection of state-treatises. 1702.
Ceramen epistolare: or viii letters between an attorney and a dead person. 1703.
The Circe of Signor Giovanni Battista Gelli [trans. Brown]. 1702.
Justin's history of the world [trans. Brown]. 1702.
The mourning poet. 1703.
Collection of all the dialogues written by Mr. Thomas Brown. 1704.
The miscellaneous works of the Duke of Buckingham [ed. Brown]. 2 vols, 1704.
The dying thoughts and last reflections, in a letter to a friend. 1704.
France and Spain naturally enemies [Gracia, trans. Brown]. 1704.
A looking-glass for married people: or the fantastick adventures of Sir E— H— [Goya, trans. Brown]. 1704.
The stage-beaux toss'd in a blanket. 1704.
A legacy for the ladies: or characters of the women of the age [with Ned Ward]. 1705.
The works of Monsieur Voiture [trans Brown, et al.] 1705.
Works. 2 vols, 1707.
Satirical Works [Petronius, trans. Brown et. al.] 1713.
Azarias: a sermon held forth at a Quakers meeting. 1710.
Twenty-two select colloquies [Erasmus, trans. Brown]. 1711.
Lucian, Works [trans. Brown et al.] 4 vols, 1711.
The Beauties of Tom Brown, ed. C. H. Wilson. 1808.