1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Thomas Fitzgerald

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 116-17.



WILLIAM THOMAS FITZGERALD, Esq., a native of England, educated at Greenwich School, and afterwards sent to the Royal College of Navarre, in the University of Paris. On his return from France, being destined for the bar, he was entered of the Inner Temple, but his inclination led him to prefer the path of poetry and belles lettres. He was one of the earliest promoters of the Literary Fund, and is said to hold a place under government. His publications are:

Dialogues and Epilogues, 1798. — The Sturdy Reformer, a poem. — The tribute of an humble muse to an unfortunate captive queen, the widow of a murdered king, 4to., 1798. — Lines on the murder of the queen of France, 4to. 1794. — Miscellaneous poems, 8vo. 1801. — Nelson's Triumph, or the Battle of the Nile, a poem. 4to., 1799. — Miscellaneous poems, 8vo., 1801. — The tears of Hibernia dispelled by the Union, 4to. 1805.