1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Twining

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:334.



Late of Fordham, near Colchester, and Rector of St. Mary, Colchester. A very distinguished Classical Scholar. He published, in 1789, in a quarto volume, a Translation of Aristotle's Treatise on Poetry, with Notes and two Dissertations, a work which has gained him no small share of credit among the Learned. Considered in every point of view, it is one of the most masterly performances which our language has ever produced. Beside this work Mr. Twining has published three single Sermons, preached upon particular occasions; and a short History of the Pharisees, a six-penny pamphlet.