Thomas Parnell

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Thomas Parnell
Thomas Parnell

Thomas Parnell (September 11, 1679 – October 24, 1718) was a poet, born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a friend of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, contributing to The Spectator, and aiding Pope in his translation of The Iliad. He was one of the so-called "Graveyard poets".

Pope collected and edited his poems in 1721, and Oliver Goldsmith wrote a biography of him.

  • Samuel Johnson’s life of Thomas Parnell
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