ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gwilliam

(1790 ca.-1845 fl.)


John Gwilliam, a prolific writer of occasional verse, dedicated a poem to M. G. "Monk" Lewis, who may have been an acquaintance. He published in The Scourge, a Tory periodical; nearly fifty of his poems appeared in the short-lived Poetical Magazine (1809-11).


TEXT RECORDS:

1809Ode: in the Manner of Collins's Ode to Evening.
1810Pastoral. Attempted in the Manner of Shenstone.
1810The Tears of Sympathy.
1811Philander to Leanthe.
1811Stanzas, on the Death of an Amiable and much lamented Woman.
1813The Mourning Wreath; an Elegiac Tribute to the late Spencer Perceval
1814Philander to Leanthe [revised].
1817Monody.
1817Sonnet.

PUBLICATIONS:

The battles of the Danube and Barrosa. 1811.
The delicious amour. By a professor. 1812.
The Campaign, a poem, in commemoration of the glorious battles of Vittoria and the Pyrenees. 1813.
The mourning wreath, an elegiac tribute to ... Spencer Perceval. 1813.
The bower of bliss; with other amatory poems. 1814.
The exile of Elba, a poem on the downfall of Buonaparte. 1814.
A cypress wreath for ... Princess Charlotte. 1817.
The imperial captive; or the unexampled career of the ex-emperor Napoleon. 1817.
The Garland of grief. An elegiac tribute to the memory of his late Majesty. 1830.
Primrose Hill, a poem. 1838.
A peep at Windsor Castle from Richmond Hill. 1844.
Norris Castle, or recent tramps in the Isle of Wight. 1845.
Rambles in the Isle of Wight, in 1841 and 1842. 1845.