Fenton, Elijah

Fenton, Elijah,

1683–1730, English poet. A graduate of Cambridge, he was a schoolmaster for a time and later was a tutor in several noble families. He is chiefly remembered for his share in Pope's translation of the Odyssey (1725). Besides writing a volume of Poems (1708) and a tragedy, Marianne (1723), he edited the works of Milton (1725) and Waller (1729).