Loose sheets containing fair copies, in a single hand of c.1750, of Fitzgerald's published "Poems on Several Occasions", and his largely unpublished "Odes", "Epigrams", and "Miscellanies", the text of the first seemingly slightly revised from the 1733 edition.
Poems on several occasions, Odes, Epigrams, and Miscellanies, by Thomas Fitzgerald
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- ReferenceGB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 5
- Dates of Creationca.1750
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Descriptionpp.[viii], 109, ; 43,; 33,; 54, Pages [ii],[vii] and all later unnumbered pages are blank.
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Thomas Fitzgerald (1695?-1752), a now largely forgotten writer, was a schoolmaster clergyman who published editions of Latin texts for the use of his pupils at Westminster School, as well as his own Poems on Several Occasions (1733). He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1717 (M.A., 1721), and was ordained deacon and priest in 1718.
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Bought from Bernard Quaritch, November 1960
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See Oliver Pickering, "Thomas Fitzgerald's Criticism of Gulliver's Travels", in Swift: The Enigmatic Dean: Festschrift for Hermann Josef Real, ed. Rudolf Freiburg, Arno Lffler and Wolfgang Zach (Tubingen: Stauffenburg, 1998), pp.213-20.