1794 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Penrose

Thomas James Mathias, in Pursuits of Literature (1794) 13 & n.



Have you not seen neglected PENROSE bloom,
Then sink unhonour'd in a village tomb?
Content a curate's humble path he trod,
Now, with the poor in spirit, rests with God.

See the Flights of Fancy, 4to, by Thomas Penrose, Curate of Newbury, Berks. The names of the poems alluded to are these, The Helmets, The Carousal of Odin, and Madness. — He published these himself, and no more; and I speak of these. No author should be judged for posthumous works, published by friends, except he ordered them to be published after his decease.