1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Thompson

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig Ii3v.



Rev. Mr. William Thompson, an esteemed Poet of the present Age, was bred at the University of Oxford; where he became Fellow of Queen's College. The most considerable of his Performances, is his Poem, entitled Sickness; in five Books, written in blank Verse. — The ingenious Author first published this Poem in Quarto, about the Year 1740; and, in 1758, he republished it, together with several other Pieces, in an 8vo. Volume; in which was included the only dramatic Piece he wrote, viz.

Gondibert and Birtha. Trag. taken from Davenant's Poem of Gondibert; never acted.

We are not sure whether this Gentleman be yet living or not.