ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Joseph Mawbey

(1730-1798)


Joseph Mawbey, born at Ravenstone, from the age of ten was raised by an uncle in Surrey. He became a partner in his uncle's brewery, and from him inherited a large property. He was Sheriff in Surrey (1757) and represented Southwark in Parliament, and then Surrey (1768-90); he was created baronet in 1765. Mawbey contributed essays and poems to the Gentleman's Magazine.


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1787Ode, written at Tunbridge Wells, July 24, 1787.

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