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Selected Poetry of Thomas Warton the younger (1728-1790)


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

  1. On King Arthur's Round Table at Winchester
  2. The Pleasures of Melancholy (excerpt)
  3. Verses on Sir Joshua Reynold's Painted Window at New College, Oxford
  4. Written at Stonehenge

Biographical information

Given name: Thomas
Family name: Warton the younger
Birth date: 9 January 1728
Death date: 20 May 1790
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Thomas Warton the elder
          brother: Joseph Warton (poet)
Languages
          English
          Latin
          Greek
Education
          Trinity College, Oxford (B.A.): 16 March 1744 to 1747
          Trinity College, Oxford (M.A.) to 1750
          Trinity College, Oxford (B.D.) to 1767
Honours
          Elected fellow of London Society of Antiquaries: 1771
          Elected member of the Literary Club: 1782
Literary period: Augustan
Occupations
          Tutor
          Historian
Residence: Basingstoke: 9 January 1728
Illness: Gout: 1790
Cause of death: Paralytic stroke
Buried at: Trinity College ante-chapel
First RPO edition: 1996-2000