ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Gibbons

(1720-1785)


Thomas Gibbons was Independent minister of Haberdasher's Hall (1743) and tutor of Mile End Academy (1754). He received the degree of M.A. from the College of New Jersey (1760) and D.D. from Aberdeen (1764). John Nichols mentions a "Dr. Gibbons" among other contributors to the Gentleman's Magazine who was taught by John Eames at Moorfields Academy, Anecdotes (1812-15) 5:53n. Gibbons appears as "Dr. Hymn-maker" in Gaffer Graybeard, a novel by Robert Sanders. He contributed an essay on Samuel Say to the Gentleman's Magazine in 1780, p. 607.


TEXT RECORDS:

1750A Summer's Evening.
1750An Elegiac Ode on the Death of the Reverend Mr. Mordecai Andrew. A Vision.
1772Creation. A Sacred Pastoral.

PUBLICATIONS:

An impartial review of Mr. Melvil's last piece ... occasioned by his numerous misrepresentations of, and injurious reflection upon, the dissenters. 1739.
Calvinism and nonconformity defended. 1740.
The new-blown bladder prick'd; or, a proper chastisement of Jacques Spearman. 1740.
Britannia's alarm: a poem, occasioned by the present rebellion. 1745.
The deliverance and triumph of Great Britain, in a thanksgiving sermon. 1746.
The mourner's complaint ... to which are added an elegy, and some other poetical pieces on the same occasion. 1746.
The prosperity of the Christian church ... in a sermon. 1747.
The divine improvement of desolating judgments represented: in a sermon. 1748.
An elegy on the death of ... P. Goodwin. 1748.
The religious observance of the Sabbath practically stated. 1748.
A poem on the death of Master J. Pitts. 1749.
Juvenilia: poems on various subjects of devotion and virtue. 1750.
The excellency of the gospel ... in a sermon. 1751.
Sympathy with our suffering ... brethren.. in two discourses occasioned by the ... oppressions of the Protestants in France. 1755.
Our duty as patriots, Protestants, and Christians... in a sermon. 1756.
A sermon preached ... on occasion of the ... earthquake at Lisbon. 1758.
The tears of friendship: an elegiac ode. 1759.
A sermon occasioned by the sudden decease of his late ... Majesty George the Second. 1760.
Divine conduct vindicated. 1761.
Sermons on various subjects. 1762.
Dedication of our selves to God ... in a sermon. 1764.
The divine glories displayed in babes and sucklings; a sermon. 1764.
Rhetoric, or a view of its principal tropes and figures. 1767.
Hymns adapted to divine worship. 1769.
The hidden life of a Christian. 3rd edition, 1770.
The state of the world ... in a sermon. 1770.
The Christian minister, in three poetical epistles. 1772.
The character ... of the righteous represented: in a sermon. 1773.
The blessedness of dying in the Lord considered in a sermon. 1775.
An English version of the Latin epitaphs in the Nonconformist's Memorial: to which is added a poem. 1775, 1777.
The remembrance of our Creator... in a sermon. 1776.
Memoirs of eminently pious women. 2 vols, 1777.
Memoirs of Rev. J. Watts, D.D. 1780.
Medical cases and remarks. 1799.