ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Denton

(1724-1777)


Thomas Denton was born at Sebergham, Cumberland. At Sebergham School he studied under Josiah Relph before attending Queens College Oxford (B.A. 1745, M.A. 1752). Afterwards Denton was he was rector of Ashtead, Surrey (1754-77). He edited Josiah Relph's posthumous poems, including the Cumberland Pastorals. Denton's two Spenserian poems, Immortality, and The House of Superstition were often reprinted.


TEXT RECORDS:

1754Immortality: or, the Consolation of Human life. A Monody.
1762The House of Superstition. A Poem.

PUBLICATIONS:

Immortality: or the consolation of human life. A monody. 1754.
The house of superstition: a poem. 1762.
Religious retirement for one day in every month. 1768.
Sermons. 1775.