Praed, Winthrop Mackworth

Praed, Winthrop Mackworth
   Born in London, he was educated at Eton College, where he founded the school journal, the Etonian. He read classics at Trinity College, Cambridge. There he won medals for Greek odes and for epigrams and the chancellor's medal for English poem "Australasia" (1823) and for "Athens" (1824). After graduating B.A. in 1825, he became private tutor at Eton to Lord Ernest Bruce, younger son of the Marquis of Ailesbury. He was elected fellow at Trinity in 1827 and was called to the bar in 1829. He was in Parliament on the Tory benches from 1830 to 1832 and from 1834 until he died of tuberculosis. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, London. Many of his poems appeared in newspapers, periodicals and annuals. His Poems, with a memoir by his friend Derwent Coleridge, appeared in 1864. Selections (1866) and Political and Occasional Poems (1888) were published by Sir George Young. Some of his poems: "A Child's Grave," "Arminius," "Arrivals at a Watering-Place," "One More Quadrille," "The Chaunt of the Brazen Head," "The County Ball," "The Covenanter's Lament for Bothwell Brigg," "The Red Fisherman," "The Troubadour."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Select Poems of Winthrop Mackworth Praed. Henry Frowde, 1909. Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources ( The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 ( The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse. Kingsley Amis, ed. Oxford University Press, 1978. The Oxford Book of Regency Verse 1798-1837. H.S. Milford, ed. Oxford University Press, 1928. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Praed, Winthrop Mackworth — ▪ British politician and poet born July 26, 1802, London, Eng. died July 15, 1839, London  English writer and politician remembered for his humorous verse.       After a brilliant career at Eton College and the University of Cambridge, Praed… …   Universalium

  • PRAED, WINTHROP MACKWORTH —    witty facile versifier and politician, born in London; practised in verse making from a boy, notably at Eton; bred for the bar, entered Parliament as a Tory in 1830, and rose into office; wrote several verse tales, some pieces of promise, such …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Praed, Winthrop Mackworth — (1802 1839)    Poet, s. of a sergeant at law, was b. in London, ed. at Eton and Camb., and called to the Bar 1829. He sat in Parliament for various places, and was Sec. to the Board of Control 1834 35. He appeared to have a brilliant career… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Winthrop Mackworth Praed — (28 July 1802 ndash; 15 July 1839) was an English politician and poet.He was born in London. The family name of Praed was derived from the marriage of the poet s great grandfather to a Cornish heiress. Winthrop s father, William Mackworth Praed,… …   Wikipedia

  • Winthrop Mackworth Praed — (* 26. Juli 1802 in London; † 15. Juli 1839 ebenda) war ein englischer Politiker und Schriftsteller. Winthrop Mackworth Praed besuchte das Eton College und die University of Cambridge. Im Jahr 1830 wurde er Parlamentsabgeordneter für die Tories,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Praed — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Michael Praed (* 1960), britisch US amerikanischer Schauspieler und Sänger Rosa Campbell Praed (1851–1935), australische Schriftstellerin Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839), englischer Politiker und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PRAED, Rosa Caroline (1851-1935) — generally known as Mrs Campbell Praed novelist was born at Bromelton, Queensland, on 27 March 1851. Her father, Thomas Lodge Murray Prior (1819 1892), was born in England and came to Sydney in May 1839. He afterwards took up grazing country in… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

  • Cyril Mackworth-Praed — Olympic medal record Men s Shooting Gold 1924 Paris Team running deer, double shots Silver 1924 Paris running deer, single shots Silver …   Wikipedia

  • Rosa Campbell Praed — (27 March 1851 – 10 April 1935), often credited as Mrs Campbell Praed (and also known as Rosa Caroline Praed), was an Australian novelist in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Her large bibliography covered multiple genres, and books for children …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford period poetry anthologies — These are Oxford poetry anthologies of English poetry, which select from a given period. See also The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse. Contents 1 New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse (1991) 2 New Oxford Book of Eighteenth… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”