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Rev. John Jelliand Brundish (1750-1786) was an English poet and clergyman.

LifeEdit

Brundish was the son of Rev. John Brundish of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. He attended Caius College, Cambridge, where in 1773 he attained the university's 3 highest honours: senior wrangler, senior classical medalist, and first Smith's prizeman. (Only 3 other individuals ever won all 3 honors in the same year in Cambridge's history).[1]

He earned a B.A. in 1773.[2] He took holy orders, but remained in college.[1] He earned an M.A. in 1776, and was a fellow of the college, 1776-1786.[2]

In 1781-1782 he taught at Perse School in Cambridge.[2]

WritingEdit

Brundish is the author of An Elegy on a Family Tomb, Cambridge, 1783, 4to, accompanied by an Italian metrical version by a friend of the author.[1] He wrote the Elegy, his only published work, after his father, sister, and brother all died within a short time of each other.[3]

RecognitionEdit

His Elegy on a Family Tomb (in the original English) was reprinted in the European Magazine for January 1786, p. 49.[1]

PublicationsEdit

  • An Elegy on a Family-Tomb. Cambridge, UK: J.T. Archdeacon, printer to the University, 1782.
    • An Elegy on a Family-Tomb: Translated into Italian verse (by "a friend of the author"). Cambridge, UK: J.T. Archdeacon, printer to the University, 1783.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • PD-icon.svg Cooper, Thompson (1886) "Brundish, John Jelliand" in Stephen, Leslie Dictionary of National Biography 7 London: Smith, Elder, p. 142 . Web, May 4, 2016.

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cooper, 142.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 John Jelliand Brundish (1750-1786), English Poetry, 1579-1830, Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Web, May 4, 2016.
  3. Notes, "An Elegy on a Family-Tomb," English Poetry, 1579-1830, Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Web, May 4, 2016.
  4. Search results = au:John Brundish, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 4, 2016.

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