ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Twiss

(1787-1849)


The son of a schoolmaster, and nephew of the actress Mrs. Siddons, Horace Twiss attended the Inner Temple (1811), was MP for Wootton Basset (1820-30) and Newport (1830-31). Twiss was Counsel for the Admiralty and Judge-Advocate of the Fleet, Undersecretary for the Colonies (1828) and Vice-Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1844). "For many years he supplied the Parliamentary Summary for the London Times, and contributed to other periodicals," Samuel Austen Allibone, Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1882) 3:2487.


TEXT RECORDS:

1814Elegiac Stanzas, or returning at Day-Break through an Alley in London.
1814Fashion: a Paraphrase of L'Allegro, a Poem, by John Milton.
1814Sir Fr-nc-s's Feast: or the Jacobin Journalists.
1814The Aspirants: an Ode for Music.

PUBLICATIONS:

St Stephens Chapel: a satirical poem. 1807.
Influence or prerogative? Being an attempt to remove certain popular misconceptions respecting the present state of the British Constitution. 1812.
Farewell address, spoken by Mrs. Siddons. 1812.
A selection of Scotish Melodies ... words by Horace Twiss. 1812.
Postumous parodies and other pieces, composed by several of our most celebrated poets. 1814.
The Carib chief: a tragedy. 1819.
An enquiry into the means of consolidating & digesting the laws of England. 1826.
Conservative reform, being outlines of a counterplan. 1832.
The public and private life of Lord Chancellor Eldon. 3 vols, 1844.