1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Edwards

Isaac Reed, in Dodsley, Collection of Poems (1782) 2:337n.



Thomas Edwards, Esq; was a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, and the son and grandson of two gentlemen, who had practised the law with success. He was educated at Eton, from whence he removed to King's College, Cambridge; after which he settled in Lincoln's Inn. He spent the last seventeen years of his life principally at Turrick in Buckinghamshire; but died while on a visit to Mr. Richardson, at Parson's Green, 3d of January 1757, aged 58 years. He was the author of The Canons of Criticism.