Thomas Warton Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

The Pleasures of Melancholy: A Poem (poetry) 1747

A Description of the City, College, and Cathedral of Winchester (nonfiction) 1750; revised edition, 1760; third edition published as The Winchester Guide, 1796

The Triumph of Isis: A Poem. Occasioned by Isis: An Elegy (poetry) 1750

New-market, A Satire (poetry) 1751

Observations on the Faerie Queene of Spenser (criticism) 1754; revised and enlarged edition, 1762

A Description of the City, College, and Cathedral of Winchester (nonfiction) 1760

The Life and Literary Remains of Ralph Bathurst. 2 vols. (biography) 1761

A Companion to the Guide, and a Guide to the Companion: Being a Complete Supplement to All the Accounts of Oxford Hitherto Published (nonfiction) 1760; revised and enlarged edition, 1762?

The Life of Sir Thomas Pope (biography) 1772; expanded edition, 1780

*The History of English Poetry, from the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century. 4 vols. (criticism) 1774-81?

Poems: A New Edition, with Additions (poetry) 1777; enlarged as Poems: A New Edition 1777; enlarged as Poems on Various Subjects of Thomas Warton: Now First Collected, 1791

An Enquiry into the Authenticity of the Poems Attributed to Thomas Rowley (criticism) 1782

Specimen of a Parochial History of Oxfordshire (history) 1782; enlarged as Specimen of a History of Oxfordshire, 1783; published as The History and Antiquities of Kiddington, 1815

Verses on Sir Joshua Reynold's Painted Window at New-College Oxford (poetry) 1782

The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Warton, B.D. 2 vols. [edited by Richard Mant] (poetry) 1802

*The fourth volume of this work was left incomplete and was issued without a publication date.