1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Charles Abraham Elton

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:990.



SIR CHARLES ABRAHAM ELTON, 6 Baronet (eld. son of Rev. Sir Abraham Elton, 5 baronet 1755-1842). b. Bristol 31 Oct. 1778; ed. at Eton; ensign 4 foot Nov. 1796, captain 1799-1802 when placed on h.p.; captain 48 foot 1803-04; retired July 1825; lieut.-col. 2 Somerset militia; author of Poems 1804; Tales of romance with other poems 1810; The remains of Hesiod translated into English verse 1815; Specimen of the classic poets in a chronological series from Homer to Tryphiodorus translated into English verse 3 vols. 1814; A History of the Roman emperors 1825. d. at house of his son-in-law Rev. E. D. Tinling at Bath 1 June 1853.