ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Marriott

(1762-1797)


John Marriott was born to a Quaker family at Edgend, near Coln in Lancashire. He studied Greek and Latin, possibly at home. Marriott wrote most of his poems as a young man, circulating them in manuscript only with reluctance. Two years before his death he married Ann Wilson; shortly afterwards his health declined. He died regretting that he had devoted his time to business rather than religion. His poems were twice reprinted, once in America.


TEXT RECORDS:

1782 ca.Collins's Ode to Evening, imitated.
1785 ca.To Dr. Beattie.

PUBLICATIONS:

A short account of John Marriott. 1803.
Poems. 1805.
Poems. 1812.