1720 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Elijah Fenton

Giles Jacob, in Historical Account of the Lives and Writings of our most considerable English Poets (1720) 55.



A Gentleman now living, born in Shelton near New-Castle, Under Line, in Staffordshire. He was Educated at Jesus College in Cambridge, and is at present Secretary to the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Orrery. He has lately obliged the World with a Volume of Excellent Poems, Dedicated to his Lordship. The chief whereof are,

I. An ODE to the SUN.
II. Part of the 14th Chapter of ISAIAH, Paraphrased.
III. An Epistle to Mr. SOUTHERN. Containing Characters of our English Poets.
IV. The XIth Book of HOMER'S Odysses, Translated.
V. A Pastoral on the Death of the late Marquiss of BLANDFORD.
VI. An Epistle to THOMAS LAMEARD, Esq.
VII. The fair NUN, A Tale. This piece has a great deal of Humour in it.
VIII. The Widows WILE, A Tale.
IX. A Tale in the manner of CHAUCER. This Poem is very Entertaining.
X. CUPID and HYMEN. Sappho to Phaon, and several other Translations.