ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Lipscomb

(1754-1842)


William Lipscomb studied at Winchester College and Corpus Christi College Oxford (M.A. 1784). After winning a Chancellor's Prize at Oxford for his poem on Innoculation (1772) he was rector of Welbury in Yorkshire and chaplain to the earl of Darlington. Lipscomb composed a modernization of Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale, which he republished only with George Ogle's modernizations from earlier in the century.


TEXT RECORDS:

1773Elegy on the Death of George Lord Lyttelton.
1784Ode to Midnight.
1799Ode to Faction.

PUBLICATIONS:

Beneficial effects of inoculation. 1772?
Poems. 1784.
Verses on the beneficial effects of inoculation. 1793.
The case of the war considered, in a letter to Henry Duncombe, Esq. 1794.
The pardoner's tale from Chaucer [modernized Lipscomb]. 1792.
The Canterbury tales of Chaucer: completed in a modern version [edited Lipscomb]. 1795.