Charles Churchill (February, 1731 - 4 November 1764 / Westminster)
Charles Churchill was an English poet and satirist.
Churchill was born in Vine Street, Westminster. His father, rector of Rainham, Essex, held the curacy and lectureship of St Johns, Westminster, from 1733, and Charles was educated at Westminster School, where he became a good classical scholar, and formed a close and lasting friendship with Robert Lloyd. He was admitted to St John's College, Cambridge on 8 July 1748. Churchill contracted a marriage within the rules of the Fleet in his eighteenth year, and never lived at Cambridge; the young couple lived in his father's house, and Churchill was afterwards sent to the north of England to prepare for holy orders. He became curate of... more »
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- An Epistle To William Hogarth
- Gotham - Book I
- Gotham - Book II
- Gotham - Book III
- Lines Written In Windsor Park
- The Apology
- The Author
- The Candidate
- The Conference
- The Duellist - Book I
- The Duellist - Book II
- The Duellist - Book III
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''Though by whim, envy, or resentment led,Charles Churchill (1731-1764), British clergyman, poet. The Candidate, l. 57 (1764).
They damn those authors whom they never read.''
''Little do such men know the toil, the pains,Charles Churchill (1731-1764), British clergyman, poet. Gotham, bk. 2, l. 11 (1764).
The daily, nightly racking of the brains,
To range the thoughts, the matter to digest,
To cull fit phrases, and reject the rest.''
''Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.''Charles Churchill (1731-1764), British clergyman, poet. The Rosciad, l. 596 (1761).
''Learned without sense, and venerably dull.''Charles Churchill (1731-1764), British clergyman, poet. The Rosciad, l. 592 (1761). Referring to Irish playwright and actor, Arthur Murphy.