1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Trapp

Isaac Reed; in Dodsley, Collection of Poems (1782) 4:119-20n.



Joseph Trapp, son of the Rev. Dr. Trapp. He was of New College Oxford, where he took the degree of M.A. 14 January, 1742. At the time of his death, July 1769, he was Rector of Stratfield Sea and Stratfield Turges, in the county of Hants. Dr. Warton, speaking of this poem ["Virgil's Tomb"], says, there is in it as much lively and original imagery, strong painting, and manly sentiments of freedom, as in any he had ever read in our language. Essay on the Genius of Pope, p. 265.