Son of the Rev. Henry Parrott of Hampshire, Charles was educated at Winchester College (1728) before matriculating at New College, Oxford in 1732 (Fellow 1733-57, B.C.L. 1740). From 1757 he was rector of Saham Tony Church in Norfolk, which he generously endowed. Parrott's poems came to Dodsley by way of William Shenstone, his contemporary at Oxford.
1754Ode to Night.