ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Henry Harington

(1727-1816)


Henry Harington studied at Queen's College Oxford (B.A. 1749, M.A. 1752, M.D. 1762) before practiced medicine at Wells (1753-61) and at Bath, where he was mayor (1793) and founder of the Bath Harmonic Society. He is the father of the young Henry Harington who edited Nugae Antiquae. A descendent of John Harington of Stepney, Dr. Harington shared the Arundel Harington manuscript with Bishop Percy, then at work on an edition of Surrey. His occasional verses appeared in provincial papers.


TEXT RECORDS:

1748[The Witch of Wokey.]
1765[Stanzas in the Manner of our Ancient Poets.]
1766Kynge Bladyde to W— P— sendethe Greeting.
1773On seeing the Figure of Death in a Dream.
1781The Monke's Complaynte to Alma Mater of dyverse newe Matters wroughte in Oxenforde Citie.

PUBLICATIONS:

Euthemia; or the power of harmony. 1756.
Geometrical analogy of the doctrine of the Trinity. 1806.