ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Thomas Fitzgerald

(1759-1829)


William Thomas Fitzgerald was descended from an Irish family, son of a colonel in the Dutch service at Antigua. He was educated at Greenwich School, Paris, and at the Inner Temple. In 1782 Fitzgerald was given a position in the Navy Pay Office, where he served for some 25 years. He wrote a long series of patriotic poems attacking the French Revolution, and was long associated with the Literary Fund, where he acquired fame for his recitations.


TEXT RECORDS:

1808An Address for the Anniversary of the Literary Fund, at Freemason's Hall, May 3, 1808.
1818[Literary Fund Address for 1818.]

PUBLICATIONS:

The republican's picture: to be sung by every honest Englishman, to the tune of Derry Down or any other tune he pleases. 1792.
The sturdy reformer, a new song, exemplifying to the good people of England, the doctrines of the rights of man. 1792.
The tribute of an humble muse to an unfortunate captive queen the widowed mourner of a murdered king. 1793.
Lines on the murder of the Queen of France, with admonition to the Infant King, Louis XVII. 1794.
Nelson's triumph: or, The battle of the Nile; a poem. 1799.
Miscellaneous poems. 1801.
Poems for the anniversary of the Literary Fund, 1811. 1811.
The tyrant's downfall; Napoleonics; and, The white cockade. 1814.
Wellington's triumph: or, The battle of waterloo. 1815.
An Elegy on the Death of the Princess Charlotte. 1817.
Poems for the anniversary of the Literary Fund, 1819. 1819.
The literary fund patron, the King's Most Excellent Majesty, anniversary poem, May 10, 1821. 1821.
Glee for the anniversary of the Literary Fund. 1822.
An anniversary poem for the Literary Fund Society. 1825.