1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Brown

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 315.



THOMAS, usually called Tom Brown, was the son of a farmer at Shipnel, in Shropshire, was for some time a schoolmaster at Kingston-upon-Thames, but left the ungenial vocation for the life of a wit and author, in London. He was a good linguist, and seems to have rather wasted than wanted talent.