Thomas Warton

Standard Name: Warton, Thomas,, the younger


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Family and Intimate relationships Jane Warton
JW 's brothers, Joseph (her elder by two years) and Thomas (her younger by six), each made a name for himself in the literary and academic worlds. Joseph was Headmaster of Winchester College (a public...
Friends, Associates Mary Jones
MJ corresponded with Charlotte Lennox and with publisher Ralph Griffiths and his wife Isabella . Her friendship was valued by literary men like Samuel Johnson , Joseph Spence , Thomas Warton , and apparently Bonnell Thornton
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Robinson
It is set in France, and voices anti-Catholic sentiments. The poetry quoted in it (by poets of the Graveyard School like Edward Young , Thomas Gray , and Edward Young , as well as...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Taylor
Her idiosyncratic humour is well shown in The Toad's Journal. A moral passage at the end of this poem, in a different metre, draws a moral against idleness, or living in vain; but the...
Publishing Jane Warton
Some years after her brother Thomas's death (in 1790), JW wrote to the Gentleman's Magazine to point out that a recent publication, Testimonies to the Genius and Memory of Sir Joshua Reynolds, had omitted...
Textual Features Elizabeth Strutt
The story's omniscient narrator offers historical explanations as the tale proceeds (noting, for instance, that women's status, unlike women's education, has not improved since the fourteenth century). ES says she hopes to encourage her readers...
Textual Production Anna Jane Vardill
The popularity of this formula had endured for generations, from Mark Akenside (The Pleasures of Imagination, 1744) and Thomas Warton (The Pleasures of Melancholy, 1747), through Samuel Rogers (The Pleasures...


March 1748
The Poems of Thomas Warton the elder were published by subscription.
By April 1754
Thomas Warton published Observations on the Faerie Queene of Spenser.
30 September 1774
Thomas Warton , having issued volume one of A History of English Poetry this year (with an essay prefixed, Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe, was nearly ready to go to press...