ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

St. George Tucker

(1752-1827)


Born in Bermuda, St. George Tucker emigrated to Virginia where he studied at William and Mary and took a law license in 1775. He served in the Revolutionary War as a captain in the militia and afterwards was judge of the general court in Virginia and professor of law at the College of William and Mary. Tucker wrote anti-federalist satires in The Probationary Odes of Jonathan Pindar (1793) and worked on an imitation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.


TEXT RECORDS:

1788Liberty: a Poem, on the Independence of America.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Knight and Friars, an historical tale. 1786.
Reflections on the policy and necessity of encouraging the commerce of the citizens of the United States of America. 1786.
The probationary odes of Jonathan Pindar, esq. 1793.
Cautionary hints to Congress, respecting the sale of the western lands, belonging o the United States. 1795.
Queries respecting the slavery and emancipation of negroes in Massachusetts. 1795.
A letter, to the Rev. Jedidiah Morse, A.M. 1795.
A dissertation on slavery with a proposal for the gradual abolition of it in the state of Virginia. 1796.
Remarks on the treaty of amity, navigation and concluded between Lord Grenville and Mr. Jay, on the part of Great Britain and the United States. 1796.
Examination of the question, "How far the common law of England is the law of the federal government of the United States?" 1800.
Reflections on the cession of Louisiana to the United States. 1803.
Blackstone's Commentaries, ed. Tucker. 1803.
The poems of St. George Tucker of Williamsburg, Virginia. 1977.