ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Noel Clarke Mundy

(1739-1815)


Francis Noel Clark Mundy studied under Joseph Warton at Winchester College before entering New College Oxford in 1757 (created M.A. 1761). He afterwards resided on his estate at Markeaton, Derbyshire and was a member of the Litchfield coterie of poets. Anna Seward contributed to his Needwood Forest (1776) and pleaded with the author to make this privately printed volume available to the public.


TEXT RECORDS:

1758Winter. Begun at Winchester School. 1757.
1765Ode to Health. Written at Buxton in Derbyshire. 1765.
1765The Harehunter. A Burlesque Imitation of various Parts of Milton's L'Allegro, and Il Penseroso.
1776Needwood Forest.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. 1768.
Needwood forest. 1776.
The fall of Needwood. (My grand climacteric). 1808.
Needwood Forest, and the Fall of Needwood, with other poems. 1830.