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Harte, Walter

First Name: 
Walter
Last Name: 
Harte
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1708
Death: 
1774
Nationality: 
English
Religion: 
Anglican?
Education: 
Marlborough grammar school under John Hildrop; Mary Hall, Oxford 1724; BA 1728; MA 1731
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
Clerical religious writing
Patrons: 
Pope -- tried between 1728 and 1737 to obtain other academic and ecclesiastical preferments for Harte; Lord Chesterfield
Coteries: 
Pope -- corrected Harte's Poems on Several Occasions, Harte helped Pope revise the third edition of James Gardiner's translation of Rapin's De hortis (1728)
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

Harte was a clergyman and university man who lived frugally on his small income. Harte received his preferments from the intercession of patrons, including his close friend Pope and the Lord Chesterfield. He published a number of poems, some in dialogue with Pope's, in addition to scholarly prose works. His friendship with Pope was occasionally ridiculed.

Harrison, Thomas

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Harrison
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1693
Death: 
1745
Nationality: 
English
Religion: 
Particular Baptist; conformed to the Anglican church in 1729
Education: 
NULL
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
Clerical religious writing
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
NULL
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

Harrison was a clergyman, originally Baptist but converted to the Church of England. His earliest publications were funerary sermons, but he also wrote poems and popular hymns, collected in Poems on Divine Subjects. His most notable work was a dramatic poem called Belteshazzar, or, The Heroic Jew.

Harrison, Elizabeth

First Name: 
Elizabeth
Last Name: 
Harrison
Sex: 
Female
Birth: 
1724
Death: 
1756
Nationality: 
NULL
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
NULL
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
NULL
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
NULL
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

Little is known about Harrison, characterized by the DNB as an "obscure figure," save for her few prose and verse publications. She published her Miscellanies in order to financially aid her ageing parent. Many of her poems are modelled on those of Elizabeth Singer Rowe.

Hardinge, Nicholas

First Name: 
Nicholas
Last Name: 
Hardinge
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1699
Death: 
1758
Nationality: 
English
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
Eton College (1711–18); King's College, Cambridge; BA 1722; MA 1726; fellow of the college in 1722
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
University wit and Latinity; domestic/coterie MS circulation
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
NULL
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

Hardinge was a politician. A reputed classical scholar, he also wrote Latin verses throughout his life, though none were published until after his death.

Hardham, John

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Hardham
Sex: 
Male
Death: 
1772
Nationality: 
English
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
trained as a lapidary, or diamond cutter?
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
Working-class poet
Patrons: 
David Garrick? -- "At one time Garrick was his security for £100" (DNB); Hardham "was often called upon by his wealthy patrons to act as trustee for their charitable funds. Sometimes, when the donor died, he continued to pay the annuities" (DNB)
Coteries: 
NULL
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

From humble origins, Hardham moved to London and attended the Drury Lane Theatre often, where he was taken under Garrick's wing. Hardham opened up a tabacco shop, and his snuff became so popular that his business prospered. He wrote one unsuccessful play under the pseudonym Abel Drugger. After small bequeathments, he died with an estate of £22,289.

Hammond, James

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Hammond
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1710
Death: 
1742
Nationality: 
English
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
Westminster School 1722
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
NULL
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
Lord Chesterfield; Noel Broxholme
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

The son of Anthony Hammond, James Hammond was, too, a politician and poet. When he died, Lord Chesterfield published a small collection of his love poems as 'Love elegies,' which were imitations of Tibullus. Although Hammond's verse was frequently reprinted, SJ and later critics criticize his poetic skills.

Hammond, Anthony

First Name: 
Anthony
Last Name: 
Hammond
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1668
Death: 
1738
Nationality: 
English
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
MA from Cambridge; fellow of the Royal Society 1698;
Politics: 
Country Tory
Milieux: 
Tory/Jacobite satire and political commentary [not a Jacobite]
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
Congreve; Moyle; Southerne; Wycherley
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
The Moderator, ed. Hammond, 1721
Summing Up: 

Hammond attempted a career as a poet before becoming a politician, serving some stints in Parliament. Afterwards he continued to write on political matters. By 1721 his finances were in such bad shape that he voluntarily entered king's bench as a prisoner for debt and, as Hearne claims, became a ‘prostituter of his pen for bread’ (DNB).

Hamilton of Gilbertfield, William

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Hamilton of Gilbertfield
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1665
Death: 
1751
Nationality: 
Scots
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
NULL
Politics: 
NULL
Milieux: 
Celtic bard tradition
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
Allan Ramsay
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
‘Bonny Heck’ in Choice Collection, ed. James Watson, 1706; ‘Willie was a wanton wag’ in vol. 2 of Tea-Table Miscellany, ed. Ramsay with the help of Hamilton;
Summing Up: 

Hamilton was a scotsman who published some lyric poems and Scottish songs in collections. He had a close correspondence with Allan Ramsay, with whom he adopted the nickname Wanton Willy. Hamilton seemed to have lived as a landed gentleman with leisure to write.

Hamilton of Bangour, William

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Hamilton of Bangour
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1704
Death: 
1754
Nationality: 
Scots
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
educated privately; University of Edinburgh 1716–20;
Politics: 
brought up whig; Jacobite
Milieux: 
Celtic bard tradition; Tory/Jacobite satire and political commentary
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
Allan Ramsay; David Hume; Prince Charles; Adam Smith; James Thomson
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
Tea-Table Miscellany, ed. Allan Ramsay, 1723; ‘To a Lady who Ridiculed the Author's Loves’ in the London Hive 1723; New Miscellany of Scots Songs 1727; 'The Braes of Yarrow’ in Tea-Table Miscellany 1730
Summing Up: 

Hamilton was a staunch Jacobite who often wrote political material on the subject. He also "played a significant role...in the vernacular revival's absorption of folk forms into high Scottish literary culture" (DNB). He was praised as a good poet, and as his influential friends helped to promote his reputation, he was widely anthologized. He is best known for his ballad ‘The Braes of Yarrow’.

Hamilton, Thomas

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Hamilton
Sex: 
Male
Birth: 
1680
Death: 
1735
Nationality: 
Scots
Religion: 
NULL
Education: 
trained up in whig principles by his uncle Adam Cockburn of Ormiston
Politics: 
Hanoverian Whig
Milieux: 
NULL
Patrons: 
NULL
Coteries: 
NULL
Periodicals & Misc Contributed To: 
NULL
Summing Up: 

Hamilton was an Earl and staunch whig who received rewards for his service to the Hanoverians during the Jacobite rising of 1715. He is known for his "buffoon wit" which is demonstrated in many of his poems. Interestingly, all of his works, prose and verse, were published posthumously well after his death.

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