1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Clio Rickman

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 294.



THOMAS CLIO RICKMAN, a bookseller in Upper Mary-le-bone Street, London. This eccentric character has avowed himself the complete disciple of his friend, Thomas Paine, both in his religious principles and his politics. He keeps the table, at which that worthy personage scribbled his libels, and took those draughts which inspired him with infidelity and republicanism. Mr. Rickman has been a liberal contributor of poetical trifles to various magazines, and in a separate form has published:

The Fallen Cottage, a Poem, 4to. 1787. — The Evening Walk, a Tale, 8vo. 1796. — A Collection of Epigrams, 8vo. 1796. — Mr. Pitt's Democracy Manifested, 8vo. — 1799. — Poetical Scraps, 2 v. 8vo. 1803. — An Ode on the Emancipation of Blacks of St. Domingo, 4to. 1804. — Corruption, a Satire, 4to. 1806. — Elegy to the Memory of Thomas Paine, 8vo. 1810.