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Selected Poetry of Charles Churchill (1731-1764)


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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Ghost: Book II (excerpt)
  2. The Ghost: Book III (excerpt)


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Charles
Family name: Churchill
Birth date: February 1731
Death date: 4 November 1764
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Charles Churchill
          brother: William Churchill
          son: Charles Churchill
          son: John Churchill
Education: Westminster School: 1739
Religion: Anglican
Literary period: Augustan
Occupations
          Curate: 1753
          Priest: 1756
          Teacher: 1758
Residence: Vine Street, Westminster : 1731
Cause of death: Fever
Buried at: St. Martin's churchyard, Dover
First RPO edition: 1996