ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hawkins

(1755 ca.-1786 fl.)


Nothing appears to be known of William Hawkins, who in the 1770s and 1780s supplied Vauxhall Gardens and the London periodicals with an abundance of pastoral lyrics. His two volumes of poems appear to be scarce items.


TEXT RECORDS:

1772 ca.The Sorrowful Shepherd. In Imitation of Shenstone.
1776Colin: a Pastoral, on the Death, and in imitation of Mr. John Cunningham.
1776The Happy Shepherd.
1776The Happy Shepherdess.
1778A Trip o'er the Green. A Pastoral Song.
1778Absent Jockey.
1778Blithe Colin.
1778Damon and Dolly, a Pastoral Ballad.
1778Ralph of the Mill. A Pastoral Ballad.
1778The Faithless Fair; a Pastoral.
1778The Faithless Shepherd: a Pastoral inscribed to the Fair Sex.
1778The Happy Milkman, a Pastoral Ballad.
1778The Plaintive Swain: a Pastoral Parody.
1779The Despairing Shepherd, a Pastoral, inscribed to Miss —.

PUBLICATIONS:

The shrubs of Parnassus, or, juvenile muse. A collection of songs, and poems. Chiefly pastoral. 1776.
Poems chiefly pastoral. 1786.