1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Jennens

Robert Watt, in Bibliotheca Britannica (1824) 2:515.



Charles JENNENS, Esq., a Gentleman of fortune in Leicestershire, and a Nonjuror; died 1773. — He is said to have composed the Words for some of Handel's Oratorios, and particularly those for the Messiah. — He attempted an edition of Shakespeare, which he began by publishing, — King Lear, 8vo. — Hamlet, in 1772, 8vo. — Othello and Macbeth, in 1773. — The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, which in his life had been put to the press, was published in 1774.