ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Pooke

(1730 ca.-1765 fl.)


George Pooke seems to have been a friend of Sir William Browne (1692-1774), president of the Royal College of Physicians. Pooke admired Spenser from an early age, and in the preface to his epithalamium informs us that he has written sonnets in imitation of the Amoretti. He appears to have been a member of Prince Frederick's circle, or at least aspired to be.


TEXT RECORDS:

1763An Epithalamium.
1763An Epithalamium: An Introductory Preface.

PUBLICATIONS:

A collection of odes, including a descriptive pastoral ode, a pastoral dialogue, and an elegy on the supposed death of a gentleman. 1757.
An address to his most gracious Majesty, King George III, on the most happy arrival, at London, of ... Princess Charlotte. 1762.
An epithalamium, on the ... marriage, of... George the third ... and a panegyric on the coronation. 1763.