Rev. John Jelliand Brundish (1750-1786) was an English poet and clergyman.
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).
In 1781-1782 he taught at Perse School in Cambridge.
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. He wrote the Elegy, his only published work, after his father, sister, and brother all died within a short time of each other.
His Elegy on a Family Tomb (in the original English) was reprinted in the European Magazine for January 1786, p. 49.
- 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.
- Cooper, Thompson (1886) "Brundish, John Jelliand" in Stephen, Leslie Dictionary of National Biography 7 London: Smith, Elder, p. 142 . Web, May 4, 2016.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cooper, 142.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ Search results = au:John Brundish, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 4, 2016.
- John Brundish at Amazon.com
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain, the Dictionary of National Biography (edited by Leslie Stephen). London: Smith, Elder, 1885-1900. Original article is at: Brundish, John Jelliland
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