1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Morell

Samuel Egerton Brydges, "Dr. Thomas Morell" Censura Literaria 3 (1807) 107-08.



Thomas Morell, A.B. 1726; A.M. 1730; S.T.P. 1743, was born at Eton, where his mother kept a boarding-house in the college. He was first Curate of Twickenham, and then Rector of Buckland in Hertfordshire. He was author, or editor, of various learned works; but is most known by his corrected editions of Hederic's Lexicon, and Ainsworth's Dictionary.

He was a profound and laborious scholar, and a chearful and entertaining companion; and as long as learning is cultivated among us, the value of his labours will be known, and the public neglect of them, while he lived, will be lamented.

He died at his house at Turnham-Green 19 Feb. 1784. Haerwood's Alumn. Eton. — Gent. Mag. Vol. 67, p. 1088.