The Nuttall Encyclopedia
English poet, born at Basingstoke; was professor of Poetry at Oxford, and Poet-Laureate; wrote a "History of English Poetry" of great merit, and a few poetic pieces in faint echo of others by Pope and Swift for most part (1728-1790).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Warton, Thomas'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/warton-thomas.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.