ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Yalden

(1670-1736)


Thomas Yalden, Tory poet, entered Magdalen College Oxford in 1686, aged 16 (B.A. 1691, M.A. 1694, Fellow 1698-1713, B.D. 1706, D.D. 1708); he was a college lecturer on moral philosophy (1705-13), bursar (1707), and dean of divinity (1709). Yalden held clerical livings as Vicar of Willoughby, Warwickshire (1701-09), Rector of Sopworth, Wiltshire (1710), and Chalton cum Clanfield, Hampshire (1711-36) and was chaplain to the Duke of Beaufort (1706) and master of Bridewell Hospital in 1713. His Tory connections forestalled preferment after 1714.


TEXT RECORDS:

1693A Hymn to Darkness. By Mr. Yalden.
1693A Hymn to the Morning. In Praise of Light. An Ode.
1693To Mr. Congreve. An Epistolary Ode occasion'd by his late Play.
1700The Temple of Fame. A Poem.
1704An Essay on the Character of Sir Willoughby Aston. A Poem.

PUBLICATIONS:

On the conquest of nature: a Pindarique ode. 1695.
The temple of fame. A poem to the memory of ... William duke of Gloucester. 1700.
Aesop at court: or state fables. 1702.
An essay on the character of Sir Willoughby Aston. 1704.
The education of children: a sermon. 1728.