The grandson of the poet Thomas Tickell, Richard Tickell was educated at Westminster School and the Middle Temple. He was a minor poet and commissioner of bankrupts who wrote pamphlets supporting Fox's party. The husband of Mary Linley (and thus brother-in-law of Richard Brinsley Sheridan), from 1781 Tickell held a commission in the stamp office. He died by falling out of a window at Hampton court.
Anticipation: containing the substance of his M—ty's most gracious speech. 1779.
The project: a poem. 1778.
The wreath of fashion: or the art of sentimental poetry. 1778.
Epistle from Charles Fox, partridge-shooting, to John Townsend, cruising. 1779.
The green box of Monsieur de Sartine [trans. Tickell] 1779.
Common-place arguments against administration, with obvious answers. 1780.
Songs etc. in the comic opera of the Carnival of Venice. 1781.
The select songs of the Gentle Shepherd. 1781.
Criticisms of the Rolliad [Tickell, et. al.] 1785.
Remarks on the commutation act. 1785.
A woolen draper's letter on the French treaty. 1786.
The people's answer to the Court pamphlet. 1787.
The camp, a musical entertainment. 1795.