ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Pennant

(1726-1798)


Thomas Pennant, the noted zoologist and translator, was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. After traveling on the continent and in Scotland and Ireland he settled in Warrington, where he was a friend of Dr. John Aikin and corresponded with Gilbert White of Selborne. A selection of Pennant's correspondence is published in John Nichols, Literary Anecdotes (1812-15).


TEXT RECORDS:

1750 ca.Ode to Indifference.
1766The British Zoology.

PUBLICATIONS:

Tour on the Continent. 1765.
The British zoology. 1766, 4 vols 1768-70.
Indian zoology. 1769.
A tour in Scotland. 1769.
A tour in Scotland and a voyage to the Hebrides. 1772.
Genera of birds. 1773.
A tour in Wales in 1770. 1778.
History of quadrupeds. 1781.
A journey to Snowden. 1781.
The journey from Chester to London. 1782.
Arctic zoology. 2 vols, 1784-87.
Some account of London. 1791.
The literary life of Pennant ..., by himself. 1793.
The history of the parishes of Whiteford and Holywell. 1796.
A journey to London from the Isle of Wight. 1801.
A tour from Downing to Alston-Moor. 1801.
A tour from Alston Moor to Harrowgate and Brimham Craggs. 1804.
Tours in Wales. 3 vols, 1810.