ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Seward

(1708-1790)


Thomas Seward was born in Worcestershire and educated at Westminster and at St. John's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1731, M.A. 1734). He was rector of Llan-maes, Glamorgan (1733-40), tutored for the duke of Grafton, and rector of Eyam in Derbyshire (1740). He was a prebendary of Lichfield, and of Salisbury (1755) and resided in Lichfield with his famous daughter Anna Seward.


TEXT RECORDS:

1748Ode on a Lady's Illness after the Death of her Child.

PUBLICATIONS:

The conformity between Popery and paganism. Illustrated in several instances. 1746.
The folly, danger and wickedness of disaffection to the government: an assize sermon. 1750.
Works of Beaumont and Fletcher, ed. Seward and Sympson. 10 vols, 1750.
The late dreadful earthquakes no proof of God's particular wrath against the Portuguese: a sermon. 1756.
A charge to the clergy of the peculiars belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. 1775.