Major Poets of the Augustan Age (1700-1798)

Major Poets of the Augustan Age (1700-1798)

1- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
2- Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
3- Thomas Gray (1716-1771)
4- William Collins (1721-1759)
5- Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
6- William Cowper (1731-1800)
7- George Crabbe (1754-1832)
8- Robert Burns (1759-1796)

1- Alexander Pope (1688-1744)


English poet, critic, and satirist.
Born in- Lombard Street, London.
Well known for- His heroic epic- ‘The Rape of the Lock’ published in 1712.

2- Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


English poet, biographer, critic and lexicographer


Born in- Lichfield, Staffordshire, 1709
First major work- ‘London-Imitation of the Third Satire of Juvenal’
May-1738

3- Thomas Gray (1716-1771)


Born in- Cornhill, London, 1716
Father- Philip Gray
Mother- Dorothy Gray,
Gray declined the offer of becoming Poet Laureate in 1775.

4- William Collins (1721-1759)


Born in- Chichester, England, 1721
First work published- ‘The Royal Nuptials’
Well known for- His 12 Odes


5- Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)


Anglo-Irish poet, playwright, novelist.
Born in- Kilkenny West, Ireland in 1730.


First master work- ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’

6- William Cowper (1731-1800)


Born in- Great Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, 1731


First work- ‘Olney Hymns (1779) (Newton), 67 hymns by Cowper and the rest by Newton.

7- George Crabbe (1754-1832)


Poet and Clergyman.
Born in- Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, 1754.
Well known for- ‘The Village’ 1782 (Poem)


8- Robert Burns (1759-1796)


Scottish Poet.
Born in- Alloway (Village), Ayrshire of South West Scotland, 1759.


First work published- ‘The Royal Nuptials’
Well known as ‘The Bard of Ayrshire’.