ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Giles

(1730 ca.-1771 fl.)


All that appears to be known of Joseph Giles is that he lived in Birmingham and was acquainted with William Shenstone, who was evidently responsible for placing some of his verses in the fifth volume of Robert Dodsley's Collection of Poems. It is not clear whether or not he was alive when his Miscellaneous Poems was published in 1771.


TEXT RECORDS:

1771A Parody, upon those Lines of Milton's, in the Hermitage at Hagley-Park.
1771Stanzas: occasioned, by a visit among some Tombs in a Country Church.

PUBLICATIONS:

Miscellaneous poems on various subjects. 1771.