Thomas Tickell(17 December 1685 - 21 April 1740)
Works in ECPA
- COLIN AND LUCY. ()
- AN EPISTLE from a Lady in England, to a GENTLEMAN at Avignon. ()
- AN IMITATION OF THE PROPHECY OF NEREUS. From HORACE, Book III. Ode XXV. ()
- KENSINGTON GARDEN. ()
- AN ODE Inscrib'd to the Right Honourable the EARL of SUNDERLAND at WINDSOR. ()
- ON THE Death of the Earl of CADOGAN. ()
- ON THE PROSPECT OF PEACE, A POEM. ()
- To a LADY before MARRIAGE. ()
- TO APOLLO MAKING LOVE. FROM MONSIEUR FONTENELLE. ()
- TO Sir GODFREY KNELLER, at his Country Seat. ()
- To the Right Honourable the Earl of WARWICK, &c. On the Death of Mr. ADDISON. ()
- A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. I. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758]. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163)
- A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767. ,320p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T124631; DMI 1073)
Thomas Tickell was born in Bridekirk, Cumberland, the son of a clergyman, Richard Tickell (1648?-1692), and his wife, Margaret, née Gale (d. 1729). He attended The Queen's College, Oxford (B.A. 1705, M.A. 1709, Fellow 1710-1726) and began writing poetry while still a student. In 1711 he acted as Joseph Trapp's deputy as Professor of Poetry at Oxford. Joseph Addison became his mentor and Tickell's poems appeared widely in miscellanies and magazines. Tickell's rival translation of Homer's Iliad deepened the rift between Pope and Addison. When Addison returned to his political career after the accession of George I, he appointed Tickell his under-secretary, the first of a series of administrative posts Tickell would have for the rest of his life. Tickell continued to publish poetry and later became Addison's literary executor, editing his Works (1721) in four volumes. In 1724, Tickell moved to Dublin to take up the post of chief secretary to the lords justices of Ireland. He married in 1726, devoted himself to his career and family, and only occasionally published poetry. He became friends with Jonathan Swift, then also living in Dublin. Tickell died at Bath in 1740 and was buried in Glasnevin, near Dublin. Tickell's poetry appeared in collections throughout the 18th century.
Sutton, David C. Location Register of English Literary Manuscripts and Letters. Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Volume II: K-Z . London: The British Library, 1995. 950. Print. 2 volumes.
Stöver-Leidig, Helgard, ed. Die Gedichte Thomas Tickells: Eine historisch-kritische Ausgabe mit Kommentar. Europäische Hochschulschriften, ser. XIV: Angelsächsische Sprache und Literatur, vol. 99. Frankfurt am Main; Bern: Peter Lang, 1981. Print.
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper; including the Series Edited, with Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, by Dr Samuel Johnson: and the most approved translations. The Additional Lives by Alexander Chalmers, F.S.A. Vol. XI. London: J. Johnson et al., 1810. 95-134. Google Books edition. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RfZLAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA95
Lancashire, Ian, ed.
Selected Poetry of Thomas Tickell (1685-1740). Representative Poetry Online. Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries, 2011. Web. 24 Feb. 2012. http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poets/tickell-thomas.
Thomas Tickell. Literature Online. ProQuest, 1996-2012. Web. 24 Feb 2012. http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:author:2109.
Thomas Tickell and the eighteenth century poets (1685-1740) : containing numerous letters and poems hitherto unpublished compiled from his family papers. London: Constable, 1931. Print..
Baines, Paul, Julian Ferraro, Pat Rogers, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Eighteenth-Century Writers and Writing, 1660-1789. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 342. Print.
Fairer, David. English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century 1700-1789. Longman Literature in English Series. Harlow: Longman, 2003. 289. Print.
Tickell, Thomas, 1686-1740. Literature Online biography. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 2006. Web. 21 Feb. 2016. http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:ref:BIO002109:0
Radcliffe, David H., ed.
Thomas Tickell (1685-1740). Spenser and the Tradition: ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830. Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Tech, 2006. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. http://spenserians.cath.vt.edu/AuthorRecord.php?recordid=32961.
Tickell, Thomas. A Collection of Poems by Several Hands . Ed. Robert Dodsley and Michael F. Suarez. Vol. I. London: Routledge/Thoemmes, 1997. 214-216. Print. 6 volumes.
Studies of individual works
Thomas Tickell's Prospect of Peace. Illinois Quarterly 35.3 (Feb. 1973): 31-40. Print.