E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
(b. London, December 26th, 1716; d. Cambridge, July 30th, 1771). Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742); Ode on Spring, Hymn to Adversity, Elegy written in a Country Churchyard (1751); The Alliance of Education and Government,
Ode to Vicissitude, The Progress of Poesy, and The Bard (1757); Ode on the Installation of the Duke of Grafton to the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge (1769); and some minor pieces. His poems have been edited by Gilbert Wakefield (1786), Mitford (183543), Moultrie (1845), E. W. Gosse (1884), and several others. The standard Biography is that by Mason, published in 1778. There is another by Gosse, in the English Men of Letters series. For Criticism, see Johnsons Lives of the Poets, Hazlitts Lectures on the English Poets, Roscoes Essays, Drakes Literary Hours, Brydges Censura Literaria, and other works.