Warton, Joseph, Dd

Warton, Joseph, D.D.

an English clergyman, son of Thomas Warton, Sr., was born at Dunsford, Surrey, in 1722. He was educated at Winchester School, and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he graduated in 1744; took orders in the Church of England, and was curate to his father at Basingstoke from 1744 to 1746; curate at Chelsea from 1746 to 1748; became rector of Winslade, Hampshire, in 1748; travelled in France and elsewhere on the Continent with the duke of Bolton in 1751; became rector of Tunworth in 1754, of Wickham in 1782, and of Upham in 1788. He was second master of Winchester School from 1755 to 1766, and head master from 1766 to 1793. He became chaplain to Sir George Lyttelton in 1756; prebendary of St. Paul's, London, in 1782; and prebendary of Winchester in 1788. He died at Wickham, in Hampshire, February 23, 1800. His principal published works are, Odes on Various Subjects (1746): — a poetical translation of the Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil (1753): — an Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope (1756-82): — twenty-four critical papers in The Adventurer: — and editions of the works of Pope (1797, 9 volumes) and Dryden (1811, 4 volumes). A Biographical Memoir of Dr. Joseph Warton, with a selection from his poetry and literary correspondence, was published in 1806 by Reverend John Wooll, master of the school at Midhurst, in Sussex.

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