ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Travis

(1741-1797)


George Travis was educated at the Manchester grammar school and entered St. John's College Cambridge as a sizar (B.A. 1761, M.A. 1768) where he was chancellor's medalist in 1765. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1761; was ordained in 1765, was Vicar of Eastham, Cheshire (1766-97), Rector of Handley (1787-97), prebendary of Chester (1783) and Archdeacon (1786-97). The two livings did not pay a living wage and Travis expended 2000 in legal costs in raising them up to over 100 p.a. His address to Gibbon attracted a venomous rebuke from Richard Porson, Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge.


TEXT RECORDS:

1763[Untitled, "Hence, monster, War! — hence to the wasted plains."]

PUBLICATIONS:

The defence of the three heavenly witnesses. n.d.?
Letters to Edward Gibbon, Esq. 1784.