ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Diaper

(1686-1717)


The son of Joseph Diaper of Somersetshire William Diaper attended Balliol College Oxford (B.A. 1710). He collaborated with Rowe, Sewell, and Cobb in translating Quillet's Callipedea (1712). Diaper then became a protege of Jonathan Swift, who introduced him to Bolingbroke and encouraged him to take orders. Before his early death Diaper held curacies at East Brent, Somerset, at Crick, Northamptonshire, and possibly at Dean near Basingstoke.


TEXT RECORDS:

1712Nereides: Eclogue I.
1712Nereides: Eclogue II.
1712Nereides: Eclogue III.
1712Nereides: Eclogue IV.
1712Nereides: Eclogue IX.
1712Nereides: Eclogue V.
1712Nereides: Eclogue VI.
1712Nereides: Eclogue VII.
1712Nereides: Eclogue VIII.
1712Nereides: Eclogue X.
1712Nereides: Eclogue XI.
1712Nereides: Eclogue XII.
1712Nereides: Eclogue XIII.
1712Nereides: Eclogue XIV.
1712Nereides: To Mr. Congreve.
1713Dryades; or, the Nymphs Prophecy. A Poem.

PUBLICATIONS:

Nereides: or sea-eclogues. 1712.
Dryades, or the nymphs prophecy: a poem. 1713.
An imitation of the seventeenth epistle of the first book of Horace, address'd to Dr. S[wift]. 1714.
Oppian's Haliuticks of the nature of fishes and fishing of the ancients [with John Jones]. 1722.
Complete works, ed. Dorothy Broughton. 1951.