ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Lemoine

(1756-1812)


The son of a Huguenot refugee, Henry Lemoine was born in London, where he was educated in a local free school before being apprenticed to a stationer at the age of fourteen. He opened a bookstall in 1777 and began contributing to the London periodicals, published a novel, and started several short-lived periodicals. In 1794 he fell into debt and was reduced to selling books as a chapman; in 1797 he published Typographical Antiquities, the work for which he is chiefly remembered.


TEXT RECORDS:

1778Ode to Contemplation.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Kentish curate, or, the history of Lamuel Lyttleton. 4 vols, 1786.
Mrs. Gilpin's return from Edmonton; being the sequel to the wedding-day. 1786?
Modern manhood; or, the art and practice of English boxing. 1788?
The grave, a poem: altered into rhime. 1790.
Typographical antiquities. History, origin, and progress, of the art of printing, from its first invention. 1797.
The art of speaking, upon an entire new plan. 1797.