1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Jenner

Alexander Chalmers, in General Biographical Dictionary (1812-17) 18:513-14.



CHARLES JENNER, a poetical and miscellaneous writer, was born in 1737, and educated at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, where he took the degrees of B.A. 1757; M.A. 1760; and obtained the Seatonian prizes in 1767 and 1769. He afterwards became rector of Cramford St. John, in Northamptonshire, and vicar of Claybrook, in Leicestershire, and died May 11, 1774. He wrote several novels and poems, as Louisa, a tale; Poems, 4to; The Gift of Tongues, a poem; The destruction of Nineveh, and Town Eclogues; Letters from Lothario to Penelope, 2 vols. to which is added Lucinda, a dramatic entertainment; The Man of Family, a comedy; The Placid Man; Letters from Altamont in the Capital, &c. none of which procured him much literary reputation, and all are now forgotten.