1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Whitehouse

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 94 (December 1824) 569; 95 (January 1825) 99.



Oct. 1. At Ramsgate, where he had been only a few days for the benefit of his health, in his 68th year, the Rev. John Whitehouse, formerly of St. John's College, Cambridge (where he took the degree of M.A. 17—), Rector of Orlingbury, Kent, and Chaplain to the Duke of York. Mr. Whitehouse first made himself known to the literary world in 1792, when he published an Elegiac Ode to the Memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds, in which he delineated with considerable effect, in the true spirit of poetry, and with the enthusiasm of a lover of the art of painting, some of the principal works of that most celebrated artist. In 1794 he published a volume of Odes, moral and descriptive; and, not to mention several other minor poetical productions (including some beautiful translations from the German), in 1819, a Tribute of Affection to the Memory of the late Mrs. E. S. F. Whitehouse, his wife, a poem which, with advantage to itself, may be compared with the most admired effusions of the same kind in our language, — with Littelton's celebrated Monody on the Death of his Lady, or with Hurdis's Tears of Affection. In 1810 he published, in 8vo, The Sin of Cruelty to Brute Animals, a Sermon preached at Orlingbury; and in 1821 an essay, entitled The Kingdom of God on Earth, designed to give a practical view and illustration of the doctrine of the Millennium...

Oct 1. In his 68th year, the Rev. John Whitehouse, formerly of St. John's College, Cambridge, Rector of Orlingbury, Northamptonshire, and Chaplain to the Duke of York. In 1787 this gentleman published an octavo volume of Poems; and since, an Elegiac Ode to the memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds; and a quarto pamphlet of Odes, moral and descriptive; which performances possess considerable merit. He was presented to the living of Orlingbury in 1807 by Sir B. Brydges, bart. In 1810 he published The Sin of Cruelty to Brute Animals, a Sermon preached at Orlingbury, 8vo.