1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Morell

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:325.



THOMAS MORRELL. This author is yet living, a clergyman, and one of the secretaries of the Antiquarian Society. He was educated at Eton, from whence in 1722 he was removed to King's College, Cambridge. He has published several Greek plays with learned scholia; has been editor of several editions of Ainsworth's Dictionary and Hederic's Lexicon; and author of,

1. Hecuba. T. 8vo. 1749.
2. Prometheus in Chains. T. 8vo. 1773.

He compiled also the words of several Oratorios, and was one of the earliest writers in the Gentleman's Magazine.