Born at Edston, in Warwickshire-Educated at Winchester and Oxford–His Chace' and

other Pocms-Death and Burial at Wotton, in Warwickshire-Works and Character. W

Born in London-Both Parents Roman Catholics-Educated by Priests--Early distinguished

as a Poet-Lives at Binfield in Berkshire_Sees Dryden-Becomes acquainted with Wycher-

ley, Walsh, Sir W. Trumbull, &c.-Writes his · Pastorals '-Publishes his “Pastorals'in Ton.

son's Miscellany-Publishes an Essay on Criticism —Dennis attacks the 'Essay'-Publishes

"The Rape of the Lock' in Lintot's Miscellany-His Intimacy with Addison-Publishes

.Windsor Forest '-Commences a Translation of the 'Iliad '-History of the Subscription for

the 'Iliad '-Lord Halifax and Pope--Collects his Poems— Eloisa to Abelard Verses on

an Unfortunate Lady'-Commences a Translation of the 'Odyssey '-Fenton and Broome-

Publication of his Letters to Cromwell-Curll—Edits Shakespeare-Theobald's Attack-The

JAMES THOMSON.-1700-1748.

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Second Son of Robert Nyer, of Aberglasney, in Caermarthenshire-Educated at Westminster

- Studies Poetry and Painting-Publishes “Grongar Hin,' a Poem-Enters into Holy Orders

-Publishes The Ruins of Rome,' The Fleece,' &c.-Made Rector of Coningsby, in Lin.

colnshire-Death and Burial at Coningsby


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