ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Monck Berkeley

(1763-1793)


Grandson of Bishop George Berkeley and son of George Berkeley prebendary of Canterbury, George Monck Berkeley was educated at Eton, St. Andrews, and Magadalen College Oxford, He attended the Inner Temple was awarded the LL.B. by Trinity College Dublin in 1789. Berkeley was among the Della Cruscan poets publishing in The World; his collected poem were posthumously published with a 630-page memoir by his mother, earlier in life a friend of Elizabeth Carter and Elizabeth Montagu.


TEXT RECORDS:

1787Ode to Painting.
1788 ca.Ode to Genius. To the Rev. William Mason, A.M. Precentor of the Cathedral Church of York.

PUBLICATIONS:

Maria; or the generous rustic. 1784.
An elegy on the death of Miss M-s. Eldest daughter of D- M-, Esq. of the F- H-, C-, Berkshire. 1786.
Nina or the madness of love, a comedy, in two acts, translated from the French. 1787.
Spanish memoirs; in a series of original letters. Containing the history of Donna Isabella della Villarea. 2 vols, 1787.
Heloise: or, the siege of Rhodes. A legendary tale. 1788.
Literary relics, ed. Berkeley. 1789.
Poems of George Monck Berkeley, ed. Elizabeth Berkeley. 1797.