Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800

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Birth 1722
Death 1800-02-23
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English

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Joseph Warton was an influential author and critic, a literary radical who encouraged the use of imagination and eschewed traditional verse forms in his criticism and his own writing. Warton was born in Surrey, and educated at Oxford University, where he developed an interest in poetry and imagination; he began publishing verse soon after, and literary essays on figures such as Milton, Shakespeare, and Pope. He taught at Winchester College, eventually becoming master and later headmaster, forcing a hiatus in his literary efforts for some twenty-five years. He was widely admired as a writer and educator, and respected by literary figures of the day such as his friend Samuel Johnson. Warton is often associated with his brother Thomas, with whom he often worked.

From the description of Joseph Warton letter and broadside prospectus, 1784 and undated. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 72827290

English critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wickham, to [Robert Blake], 1798 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659676

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