About Thomas Warton

Thomas Warton
Thomas Warton was an English literary historian, critic, and poet. From 1785 to 1790 he was the Poet Laureate of England. He is sometimes called 'Thomas Warton the younger' to distinguish him from his father 'Thomas Warton the elder'. His most famous poem remains 'The Pleasures of Melancholy', a representative work of the Graveyard poets. Wikipedia
January 9, 1728, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Kingdom of Great Britain
May 21, 1790, Oxford, Kingdom of Great Britain

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