ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Medwin

(1788-1869)


Thomas Medwin, Shelley's cousin, schoolmate, and biographer, entered Trinity College Oxford in 1805; after losing large sums at the gaming table he was lieutenant of the 24th Dragoon Guards (1813) and served in India before falling ill and returning to England (1818) only to remove to Switzerland the following year, and from thence to Italy, where Shelley introduced him to Byron. Medwin's account of Byron and Shelley later attracted much attention.


TEXT RECORDS:

1821Stanzas.

PUBLICATIONS:

The pindarries. 1815?
Oswald and Edwin. An oriental sketch. 1820.
Sketches in Hindoustan with other poems. 1821.
Ahasuerius the wanderer, a dramatic legend. 1823.
Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron. 1824.
Prometheus bound, a tragedy from the Greek. 1827.
Agamemnon, translated. 1832.
The Shelley papers: memoir of Shelley. 1833.
The angler in Wales: or days and nights of sportsmen. 2 vols, 1834.
Lady Singleton, or the world as it is. 3 vols, 1843.
The life of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 2 vols, 1847.