1897 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Medwin

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 2:831.



THOMAS MEDWIN (3 son of Thomas Charles Medwin). b. Horsham, Sussex 20 March 1788; ed. at Sion house, Brentford; cornet 24 light dragoons 18 June 1812, lieut. 16 Sep. 1813, placed on h.p. on reduction of the regiment 25 Dec. 1818; lieut. 1 life guards 1 Feb. 1831, sold out 15 Feb. 1831; served in India; went to Italy 1821, introduced by Shelley to Byron at Pisa where he stayed 20 Nov. 1821 to 15 March 1822 and 18 to 28 Aug. 1822; resided at Heidelberg about 20 years; author of Ahasuerus the wanderer 1823; Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron 1824, 5 ed. 1830; The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, translated into English verse 1832; The angler in Wales, or days and nights of sportsmen 2 vols. 1834; Lady Singleton, or the world as it is 3 vols. 1843; The life of P. B. Shelley 2 vols. 1847. d. in his brother's house the Carfax, Horsham 2 Aug. 1869. Notes and Queries 5 S. v 161 (1876), 6 S vi 293 (1882).