ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Graham

(1750 ca.-1796 fl.)


Charles Graham, described as a writing master in the British Museum Catalogue, describes himself as a "mechanic" in the preface to Miscellaneous Pieces (1778). He is not the Charles Graham of Netherby, Cumberland, who matriculated at Magdalen College Oxford in 1778 and died in 1782. He may be the untutored "Charles Graham" who published verses to James Thomson in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1796.


TEXT RECORDS:

1774On Mr. Shenstone's Pastoral Writings.
1774Paridel's Complaint; or, the Laudable Resolution.
1774The Apple Dumpling. A Poem.
1774The Disconsolate Shepherdess: a Pastoral.
1774[On Ballads and Pastoral Song.]
1775Midsummer-Day: a Pastoral Poem.
1778A Pastoral Dialogue in the Cumberland Dialect.
1778An Eulogium on the Dignity of Verse.
1778The Forlorn Shepherd, a Pastoral.
1785Ode to June.
1785On May.

PUBLICATIONS:

Miscellaneous pieces in verse and prose. 1778; 1793.
A pastoral dialogue in the Cumberland dialect [by Charles Graham]; with a humorous epistle [by Isaac Ritson]. 1849.