ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Jenner

(1736-1774)


Charles Jenner, the son of a clergyman of the same name, entered Pembroke College Cambridge as a pensioner (B.A. 1757, M.A. 1760). After migrating to Sidney Sussex College in 1763 he won the Seatonian Prize for sacred poetry in 1767 and 1768. Jenner was afterwards Rector of Cranford St John, Northamptonshire (1767) and Vicar of Lutterworth and Claybrook, Leicestershire (1769-74). He was an accomplished musician and novelist, and plainly an attractive person.


TEXT RECORDS:

1766Sonnet IV. After the Manner of Spenser. To Stella lamenting that she could not sing.
1772Domestic Happiness.
1772The Court-Chaplain.
1772Time Was.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems by Charles Jenner. 1766.
The gift of tongues: a poem. 1767.
Letters from Altamont in the capital to his friends in the country. 1767.
The destruction of Nineveh: a poem. 1768.
Letters from Lothario to Penelope. To which is added Lucinda, a dramatic entertainment. 1769.
The placid man: or memoirs of Sir Charles Beville. 2 vols, 1770.
The man of family: a sentimental comedy. 1771.
Town eclogues. 1772.
Louisa: a tale. To which is added An elegy to the memory of Lord Lyttelton. 1774.