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Thomas Warton (1728–1790)

Warton, Thomas. An English clergyman, who was poet-laureate (1785); born at Basingstoke in 1728; died at Oxford, May 21, 1790. He wrote: ‘Observations on the Faerie Queene of Spenser’ (1754); ‘History of English Poetry’ (3 vols., 1774–81); and several occasional poems, collected in 1777. He edited the ‘Greek Anthology’ (1766); the works of Theocritus (2 vols., 1770); and the ‘Minor Poems of Milton’ (1785).