ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Richard Mant

(1776-1848)


The son of a clergyman, Richard Mant studied under Joseph Warton at Winchester and at Trinity College Oxford (B.A. 1797, Fellow 1798, M.A. 1800, D.D. 1815), where he won the Chancellor's Prize for an essay, "On Commerce" (1799). He edited Thomas Warton's poems (1802) and ridiculed the Lake Poets in The Simpliciad (1808). Mant was Vicar of Great Coggeshall, Essex (1810), Rector of St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate Street (1815), Rector of East Horsley, Surrey (1818), Bishop of Killaloe (1820), Bishop of Down and Connor (1823) with Dromore added in 1842. Mant was a prolific writer whose sermons seem to have been better received than his verse.


TEXT RECORDS:

1800Verses to the Memory of Joseph Warton, D.D.
1802The Fate of Switzerland.
1806Connubial Love. To the Rev. * * * *.
1806To the Rev. Edward Copleston, M.A. Fellow of Oriel College and Professor of Poetry.

PUBLICATIONS:

Verses to the memory of Joseph Warton. 1800.
The poetical works of Thomas Warton. 2 vols, 1802.
The country curate. 1804.
Poems. 1806.
The slave and other poetical pieces. 1807.
The simpliciad: a satirico-didactic poem. 1808.
A step in the temple; or, a familiar and easy guide to ... the Church catechism. 1808.
An appeal to the gospel, or an inquiry into the justice of the charge alleged by Methodists ... in a series of discourses. 1812.
Charity manifested. A sermon. 1813.
Sermons preached for parochial and domestic use. 3 vols, 1813.
Sermons preached before the University of Oxford. 1816.
The fear of the Lord. A sermon. 1817.
Two tracts, intended to convey correct notions of regeneration and conversion. 1817.
The sovereignty of God. A sermon. 1818.
The truth, and the excellence of the Christian religion ... in three discourses. 1819.
A charge delivered to the clergy. 1820.
A charge delivered to the clergy. 1821.
The female character. A sermon. 1821.
The moral beauty of the Messiah's kingdom. A sermon. 1821.
The scriptural character and excellence of the National Church: in two sermons. 1821.
The rule of ministerial duty ... in a charge to the clergy. 1822.
The Book of Psalms in an English metrical version. 1824.
Some particulars in the ministerial character and obligations. 1824.
Farther particulars in the ministerial characters and obligations. 1825.
Sermon preached ... at the Charity Schools ... in London. 1825.
The holydays of the Church, with metrical sketches. 2 vols, 1828; 1831.
Biographical notices of the apostles, evangelists, and other saints. 1828.
The Christian sabbath ... in a letter. 1830.
Clergyman's obligations considered. 1830.
A letter to ... H. H. Milman ... reputed author of a History of the Jews. 1830.
A second letter to ... H. H. Milman. 1830.
Scriptural narratives ... subjects of annual commemoration in the Church. 1830.
The Gospel miracles; in a series of poetical sketches. 1832.
The happiness of the blessed; Musings on the Church. 1833.
Christmas carols, with an introductory account of the Christmas carol. 1833.
The British months: a poem. 2 vols, 1835.
The book of daily family prayer. 1836.
The churches of Rome and England compared. 1836.
Does the Church of Rome agree with the Church of England ... in a letter. 1836.
Romanism and Holy Scripture compared. 1837.
Ancient hymns from the Roman Breviary. 1837.
Extemporaneous prayer not authorized. 1837.
The church and her ministrations: in a series of discourses. 1838.
History of the Church of Ireland. 2 vols, 1840.
God's truth the rule of education. A sermon. 1842.
The laws of the church. 1842.
Primitive Christianity exemplified. 1842.
Report of the ... architecture society. 1842.
The beauty of holiness. A sermon. 1843.
Church architecture considered ... in two addresses. 1843.
The prayer for the Church militant. 1843.
Rome, her tenets and her practices. 1843.
The churchman's apology. 1844.
Horae ecclesiasticae. The position of the Church with regard to Roman error. 1845.
Horae liturgicae. 1845.
Religio quotidiana: daily prayer the law of God's Church. 1846.
Feriae anniversariae. Observance of the Church's holy-days no symptom of popery. 2 vols, 1847.
The sundial of Armoy: a poem. 1847.
The matin bell; or the Church's call to daily prayer. 1848.
The youthful Christian soldier, with spiritual songs and hymns. 1848.
The Scotch communion office. 1857.