Forrest, Theodosius, 1728-1784

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Theodosius Forrest, a lawyer, was an amateur artist, songwriter and poet, and a friend of Hogarth and Garrick. He wrote the well-known "The Roast Beef of Old England". There is a short account of his life in the Dictionary of National Biography, but see especially David Eley, "Poems, Songs and Translations by Theodosius Forrest", University of Leeds M.A. dissertation, 1985.

From the guide to the Poems, songs and translations etc., by T. F., 1770-1779, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001345.0x000072

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referencedIn FORREST'S TOURS' (so the original label, now removed and laid down as f. ii): a copy, in the same hand throughout, of three separate tours described by different authors. Illustrated with twenty-nine water-colour drawings. The first two tours are ano... British Library
creatorOf Forrest, Theodosius, 1728-1784. Poems, songs and translations etc., by T.F. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Poems, songs and translations etc., by T. F., 1770-1779 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Collection of poems and songs, most of them apparently by Frederick Forrest or Theodosius Forrest, together with a play, a list of books from a library, and cuttings of published poems, 1751-1800 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Barbauld, Mrs. (Anna Letitia), 1743-1825. Collection of poems and letters by David Garrick's admirers and members of his circle [manuscript] 18th-19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822,. Autograph letter from Eva Maria Garrick to Mr. Forrest, Junr. [manuscript], [1773 July?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Forrest, Frederick. Collection of poems and songs, most of them apparently by Frederick Forrest or Theodosius Forrest, together with a play, a list of books from a library, and cuttings of published poems. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Powell, William, 1762-1812. An epitaph [manuscript], ca. 1779. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Forrest! I thought I heard you say [manuscript], 18th century? Folger Shakespeare Library
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correspondedWith Garrick, Eva Maria, 1724-1822, person
associatedWith Powell, William, 1762-1812. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Yorkshire, England
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Delft, the Netherlands
Nottinghamshire, England
Leyden, Holland
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Silkstone, West Riding of Yorkshire
Kedleston, Derbyshire
Derbyshire, England
Brielle, the Netherlands
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Wentworth, West Riding of Yorkshire
Paris, France
Uppingham, Rutland
Calais, France
Ardres, France
Netherlands, Europe
Hague, the Netherlands
Dover, Kent
Peak Cavern, Yorkshire
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Dunkirk, France
Cassel, France
Leicestershire, England
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English poetry--18th century
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Birth 1728

Death 1784

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