ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Russell

(1762-1788)


Thomas Russell studied with Joseph Warton at Winchester College and at New College Oxford (B.A. 1784, Fellow). He was ordained in 1788 and died the same year of tuberculosis. He contributed two essays to the Gentleman's Magazine (1782-83). After Russell's death his sonnets were widely admired, along with those of William Lisle Bowles, his friend and contemporary at Winchester and Oxford.


TEXT RECORDS:

1785 ca.Cervantes.
1785 ca.Ode imitated from the preceding [Luis de Leon].
1785 ca.Sonnets.
1787 ca.[Epistle to Thomas Warton.]

PUBLICATIONS:

Sonnets and miscellaneous poems. 1789.
Poems of Cuthbert Shaw and Thomas Russell, ed. Eric Partridge. 1925.