BLOUNT, Thomas Pope, Sir [1649-1697] -- English statesman, MP, critic and essayist
Made a baronet by Charles II, he was a member of Pariament for St Albans.
Criticism on Celebrated Authors (1690),
recording in a chronological system what various famous authors thought of each other;
A Natural History, Containing Many not common Observations (1693);
Remarks upon Poetry, with Characters and Censures of the most considerable Poets (1694),
dealing with poetry as an art,
types of poetry,
and the poetry of England, France, Italy, and Spain;
Essays on Several Subjects (1692),
a collection of essays on such subjects as self-interest, popery, and the dangers of learning.
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