Thomas Atkinson (1770-1799 fl.) was an Irish poet born in England.[1]


Atkinson was born in Durham. His father, a lieutenant, died when the boy was an infant. He attended Kirby Hill School in Yorkshire, preparing for a career in the ministry; but was removed from school when his mother became a Quaker. He was then apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary in Newcastle. In 1789, on the expectation of inheriting property, he and his mother moved to Ireland, where he published two books of poetry.[1]


  • Hibernian Eclogues: To which are added miscellaneous poems. Dublin: privately published, 1791.
  • A Poetical Epistle from Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, to Leopold the Second, Emperor of Germany. London: A. Hamilton, 1791.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas Atkinson(1770-1799 fl.), English Poetry, 1579-1830. Web, Apr. 21, 2016.
  2. Search results = au:Thomas Atkinson 1750-1800, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 21, 2016.

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