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Selected Poetry of Joseph Warton (1722-1800)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

The choral birds, the neighing steed, that snuffs
His dappled mate, stung with intense desire,
The ripen'd orchard when the ruddy orbs
Betwixt the green leaves blush, the azure skies,
The cheerful sun that through earth's vitals pours
Delight and health and heat; all, all conspire
To raise, to soothe, to harmonize the mind
        (The Enthusiast: or, the Lover of Nature, 156-162)
  1. The Enthusiast: or, the Lover of Nature (excerpt)
  2. Ode to Fancy

Biographical information

Given name: Joseph
Family name: Warton
Birth date: 1722
Death date: 23 February 1800
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Thomas Warton the elder
          wife: Charlotte Warton (from 1773)
          wife: Mary Warton (from 1748)
          brother: Thomas Warton the younger (poet)
          son: John Warton
          son: Joseph Warton
          son: Thomas Warton
          daughter: Harriet Elizabeth Warton
Languages
          English
          Latin
Education
          Grammar school at Basingstoke
          Winchester: 1735
          Oriel College, Oxford (B.A.): 16 January 1740 to 13 March 1744
Honours
          M.A., Oxford: 23 January 1759
          B.D., Oxford: 15 January 1768
          D.D.,Oxford: 15 January 1768
          Elected member of Literary Club: 1776
Patron: Duke of Bolton
Literary period: Augustan
Occupations
          Schoolmaster to 1755
          Curate: 1745
Residences
          Wickham to 23 February 1800
          Dunsfold, Surrey: 1722
          Chelsea: 1745
Illness: Smallpox
Buried at: Winchester Cathedral
First RPO edition: 1996-2000