Thomas Tickell Poems
- Kensington Garden ______ Campos, ubi Troja fuit. Virg.
- To The Earl Of Warwick, On The...
- Lucy And Colin Of Leinster, fam'd for maidens fair, Bright ...
- To Mr. Addison On His Opera Of... ______ Ne fortè ...
- To Mr. Addison On His Tragedy ... Too long hath love ...
- To A Lady Before Marriage Oh! form'd by Nature, and refin'd ...
- On The Prospect Of Peace ______ Sacerdos Fronde super ...
Thomas Tickell, son of Rev. Richard Tickell, was born in 1686 in Cumberland, England. He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford where he earned a Master of Arts degree. In 1710 he was made a Fellow. He held this Fellowship until 1726, when he left to get married in Dublin. He and his wife Clotilda had four children and resided in Dublin for the remainder of their lives.
A good friend of Addison's, Tickell also produced numerous poems during his career and regularly contributed verse to the Spectator. He also worked as a translator. Notably, his translation of the first book of Iliad appeared simultaneously with the Pope's in 1715.
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______ Campos, ubi Troja fuit.
Where Kensington, high o'er the neighbouring lands
Midst greens and sweets, a regal fabric, stands,
And sees each spring, luxuriant in her bowers,
A snow of blossoms, and a wild of flowers,
The dames of Britain oft in crowds repair
To gravel walks, and unpolluted air.
Here, while the town in damps and darkness lies,
They breathe in sun-shine, and see azure skies;
Each walk, with robes of various dyes bespread,
Seems from afar a moving tulip-bed,
Where rich brocades and glossy damasks glow,