ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Reynolds

(1667-1727)


The son of a clergyman, John Reynolds entered Pembroke College Oxford in 1684 but did not take a degree, perhaps for doctrinal reasons (he was ordained in 1699 and ministered to the Presbyterian congregation at Shrewsbury). Reynolds published religious treatises and poems. "His brother was a friend of Dryden and Congreve and wrote in the approved Restoration style" John W. Draper, English Funeral Elegy (1929) 194.


TEXT RECORDS:

1709Death's Vision: The Preface.

PUBLICATIONS:

An essay towards a confirming catechism. 1708, 1719.
Death's vision represented in a philosophical, sacred poem. 1709.
A sermon upon the occasion of the funeral of ... Matthew Henry. 1714.
Inquiries concerning the state and economy of the angelical worlds. 1723.
Three letters to the deist. 1725.
A view of death: or, the soul's departure from the world. 1725.
The religion of Jesus delineated. 1726.
A practical discourse of reconciliation between God and man. 1729.
Memoirs of the life of ... Reynolds... to which is added, his View of death. 1735.
Jesus, a poem in blank verse. 1745.