Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800

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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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creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. Autograph letter signed Jos. Warton to "Reverend Sir" April 12, 1786? Wellesley College
referencedIn Boswell Collection, 1428-1936, 1700-1795 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-1954. Raymond Dexter Havens papers, 1752-1954. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. Letter to Edward Malone. [s.l.]. 1783 May 13. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. Joseph Warton letter and broadside prospectus, 1784 and undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn [Fragment of a ?petition], [ca. 1789-1790]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from others sent to Thomas Cadell, 1766-1825. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812,. Autograph letter signed from Edmond Malone, Queene Anne Street, East, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1792 May 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. [Letter to William Hayley]. University of Sheffield, Sheffield University
referencedIn Spence, Joseph, 1699-1768. Joseph Spence papers, 1649-1859 (bulk 1739-1768). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. Autograph letter signed : Winton, to Edmond Malone, [P.M.: 1790 Nov. 11]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Joseph Spence papers, 1649-1859, 1739-1768 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers removed from Dillon's extra-illustrated copy of Joseph Spence's, Anecdotes, observations, and characters of books and men, 1690-1956. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800,. Autograph letter (fragment) from Joseph Warton to Mr. Nourse [manuscript], ca. 1750. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800,. Autograph letter from Joseph Warton, Wickham, [Hampshire], to Messrs. Cadell and Davies, booksellers, Strand, London [manuscript], 1798 February 27. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Warton Family Papers, 1688-1864 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. Autograph letter signed : Wickham, to [Robert Blake], 1798 Dec. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800,. Autograph letter signed from Joseph Warton to Thomas Cadell, London [manuscript], 1796 May 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : including a journal of a tour to the Hebrides, extra-illustrated, 1711-1834 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn [Commonplace book], [early 19th century]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Boswell, James, 1740-1795. Boswell Collection, 1428-1936 (bulk 1700-1795). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800. Autograph letter signed : Winton, to Edmond Malone, 1792 May 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Warton, Joseph, 1722-1800,. Autograph letter from Joseph Warton, Piccadilly, to Mr. Jones [manuscript], ca. 1790. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Warton Papers, 1633-1913 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
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associatedWith Blake, Robert, person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Börner, Christian Friedrich, 1683-1753. person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795. person
associatedWith Bowles, Reverend William Lisle, 1762-1850. person
correspondedWith Cadell, Thomas, 1773-1836 person
correspondedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802 person
correspondedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
correspondedWith Davies, William, d. 1820 person
associatedWith Dillon, John, d. ca. 1868 person
associatedWith Dryden, John, 1631-1700 person
associatedWith Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-1954. person
associatedWith Hayley, William, 1745-1820. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
correspondedWith Jones, Mr., fl. ca. 1790 person
associatedWith Malone, Edmond, 1741-1812, person
associatedWith Malone, Edward, person
correspondedWith Nourse, John, d. 1780 person
associatedWith Spence, Joseph, 1699-1768. person
associatedWith Warton, Thomas. person
associatedWith Warton, Thomas, 1728-1790 person
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Birth 1722

Death 1800-02-23

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