ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Michael Wodhull

(1740-1816)


Michael Wodhull studied at Winchester school when Joseph Warton was second master there; he later attended Brasenose College Oxford. He was high sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1783. Wodhull wrote poetry, collected first editions of classics and incunabula, and contributed many items to the Gentleman's Magazine under the signature "L. L." One of his Euripides translations appeared in an Everyman's Library edition. The character "Orlando" in Thomas Frognall Dibdin's Bibliomania is supposed to represent Wodhull.


TEXT RECORDS:

1761Ode to Criticism.
1764To the Dryades.
1767Ode to Discretion.

PUBLICATIONS:

Ode to the Muses. 1760.
Poetical epistle to **** *******, A.M. Student of Christ Church. 1761.
Ode to criticism. 1761.
Two odes. 1764.
The equality of Mankind. 1765, 1798.
Poems. 1772, 1800, 1804.
The nineteen tragedies and fragments of Euripides [trans. Wodhull] 1782.