Ambrose Philips, (1674 – 18 June 1749), was an English poet. Events 618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries Year 1749 ( MDCCXLIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose"
He was born in Shropshire of a Leicestershire family. Shropshire (ˈʃrɒpʃɪə/ /-ʃə alternatively known as Salop or abbreviated in print only Shrops, is a county in the Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəʃə(r or ˈlɛstəʃɪə(r abbreviation Leics He was educated at Shrewsbury School and St John's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow in 1699. Shrewsbury School (formally known as King Edward VI Grammar School Shrewsbury) is an public school, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, St John's College, an institution known formally as The Master Fellows and Scholars of the College of St John the Evangelist in the University of Cambridge is a He seems to have lived chiefly at Cambridge until he resigned his fellowship in 1708, and his pastorals were probably written in this period. The city of Cambridge (ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England He worked for Jacob Tonson the bookseller, and his Pastorals opened the sixth volume of Tonson's Miscellanies (1709), which also contained the pastorals of Alexander Pope. Jacob Tonson, sometimes referred to as Jacob Tonson the elder (1655/6–1736 was an 18th-century English Bookseller and Publisher. Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744 is generally regarded as the greatest English Poet of the eighteenth century best known for his Satirical
Philips was a staunch Whig, and a friend of Richard Steele and Joseph Addison. The Whigs (with the Tories) are often described as one of two political parties in England and later the United Kingdom from the late 17th to This is about Richard Steele Irish writer and politician for others see Richard Steele (disambiguation page Joseph Addison (May 1 1672 – June 17 1719 was an English essayist and Poet. In Nos. 22, 23, 30 and 32 (1713) of The Guardian he was rashly praised as the only worthy successor to Edmund Spenser. The Guardian was a short-lived Newspaper published in London from 12 March to 1 October 1713. Edmund Spenser (c 1552 &ndash 13 January, 1599) was an important English Poet and Poet Laureate best known for The The writer, probably Thomas Tickell, pointedly ignored Pope's pastorals. Thomas Tickell, ( 17 December 1685 &ndash 23 April 1740) was a minor English Poet and Man of letters. In The Spectator Addison applauded Philips for his simplicity, and for having written English eclogues unencumbered by the machinery of classical mythology. For other uses see Spectator. The Spectator is a weekly British Magazine first published on 6 July An eclogue is a Poem in a classical style on a Pastoral subject The word mythology (from the Greek grc μυθολογία mythología, meaning "a story-telling a legendary lore" Pope's jealousy resulted in an anonymous contribution to the Guardian (No. 40), in which he drew an ironic comparison between his own and Philips's pastorals, censuring himself and praising Philips's worst passages. Philips is said to have threatened to hit Pope with a rod he kept hung up at Button's coffee house for the purpose. A coffeehouse ( French / Portuguese: café; Spanish: cafetería; Italian: caffè
At Pope's request, John Gay burlesqued Philips's pastorals in his Shepherd's Week, but the parody was admired for the very quality of simplicity which it was intended to ridicule. John Gay ( 30 June, 1685 - 4 December, 1732) was an English Poet and Dramatist. Burlesque is theatrical entertainment of broad and parodic humor which usually consists of comic skits (and sometimes a strip tease) Samuel Johnson describes the relations between Pope and Philips as a perpetual reciprocation of malevolence. Samuel Johnson (often referred to as Dr Johnson) (18 September Pope lost no opportunity of mocking Philips, who figured in the Bathos and the Dunciad, as Macer in the Characters; and in the instructions to a porter how to find Edmund Curll's authors, Philips is a Pindaric writer in red stockings. Edmund Curll ( c 1675 - December 11, 1747) was an English Bookseller and Publisher. Pindar (ˈpɪndɚ (or Pindarus, Greek:) (probably born 522 BC in Cynoscephalae a village in Boeotia; died 443 BC in Argos) was an Ancient
In 1718 he started a Whig paper, The Free-Thinker, in conjunction with Hugh Boulter, then vicar of St Olave's, Southwark. Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Hugh Boulter, ( January 4 1672 &ndash September 27 1742) was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, the Primate of Southwark or The Borough is an area of south-east London in the London Borough of Southwark, situated 1 Philips had been made justice of the peace for Westminster, and in 1717 a commissioner for the lottery, and when Boulter was made Archbishop of Armagh, Philips accompanied him as secretary. Westminster is an area of Central London, within the City of Westminster. Year 1717 ( MDCCXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a He sat in the Irish parliament for County Armagh, was secretary to the lord chancellor in 1726, and in 1733 became a judge of the prerogative court. County Armagh ( Contae Ard Mhacha in Irish - from the height of Macha) is a county in Ulster in the north east of Ireland His patron died in 1742, and six years later Philips returned to London, where he died.
His contemporary reputation rested on his pastorals and epistles, particularly the description of winter addressed by him from Copenhagen (1709) to the Earl of Dorset. Copenhagen (ˌkəʊpənˈheɪgən ˌkəʊpənˈhɑːgən ˈkəʊpənˌheɪgən ˈkəʊpənˌhɑːgən kʰøb̥ənˈhɑʊ̯ˀn kʰøb̥m̩ˈhɑʊ̯ˀn is the capital and largest city In T. H. Ward's English Poets, however, he is represented by two of the simple and charming pieces addressed to the infant children of John Carteret, 2nd Lord Carteret, and of Daniel Pulteney. (Thomas Humphry Ward (1845 - 1926 was an English author and journalist born at Hull, England. John Carteret 2nd Earl Granville 7th Seigneur of Sark, PC ( 22 April 1690 &ndash 22 January 1763) commonly known by his earlier Daniel Pulteney ( c 1684 &ndash 7 September, 1731) was an English government official and Member of Parliament. These were scoffed at by Jonathan Swift, and earned for Philips from Henry Carey the nickname of "Namby-Pamby". Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 Henry Charles Carey ( December 15, 1793 - October 13, 1879) a leading 19th century Economist of the American School Namby Pamby is a term for affected weak and maudlin speech/verse
Philips's works include an abridgment of Bishop John Hacket's Life of John Williams (1700); The Thousand and One Days: Persian Tales (1722), from the French of F Pétis de la Croix; three plays: The Distrest Mother (1712), an adaptation of Racine's Andromaque; The Briton (1722); Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (1723). John Hacket (1592 - 1670 was an English churchman Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry from 1661 until his death François Pétis de la Croix (1653&ndash1713 was a French Orientalist. Jean Racine ( ( December 22, 1639 &ndash April 21, 1699) was a French Dramatist, one of the "big three" of Humphrey Duke of Gloucester ( 3 October 1390 – February 23, 1447) was the fourth son of King Henry IV of England by his first wife Many of his poems, which included some translations from Sappho, Anacreon and Pindar, were published separately, and a collected edition appeared in 1748. Sappho (ˈsæfoʊ in English Attic Greek el Σαπφώ sapːʰɔː Aeolic Greek el Ψάπφω) was an Ancient Greek lyric Anacreon ( Greek) (570 BC-488 BC was a Greek lyric Poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns Pindar (ˈpɪndɚ (or Pindarus, Greek:) (probably born 522 BC in Cynoscephalae a village in Boeotia; died 443 BC in Argos) was an Ancient