Thomas Twining (born January 8, 1735 in Twickenham, London, England; died August 6, 1804 at Colchester) was an English classical scholar. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 1735 ( MDCCXXXV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south west London. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1804 ( MDCCCIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Colchester ( /ˈkəʊltʃɛstə/ is a town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester, in Essex, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland "Classical literature" redirects here For literature in Classical languages outside the Graeco-Roman sphere see Ancient literature.
The son of Daniel Twining, tea merchant of London, he was originally intended for a commercial life, but his distaste for it and his fondness for study decided his father to send him to the university. Tea refers to the cured agricultural product of the leaves leaf buds and internodes of Camellia sinensis, which have been prepared and cured for the market He entered Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (fellow, 1760), took orders, and after his marriage in 1764 spent the remainder of his life at Fordham (Essex) and Colchester, where he died on the 6th of August 1804. Sidney Sussex College (often informally shortened to just Sidney) was founded in 1596 and named after its foundress Frances Sidney Countess of Sussex. The city of Cambridge (ˈkeɪmbrɪdʒ is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England His reputation as a classical scholar was established by his translation, with notes, of Aristotle's Poetics (1789). Aristotle (Greek Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC was a Greek philosopher a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Twining was also an accomplished musician, and assisted Charles Burney in his History of Music. Charles Burney ( 7 April 1726 &ndash 12 April 1814) was an English music historian and father of author Frances
Selections from his correspondence can be found in Recreations and Studies of a Country Clergyman of the Eighteenth Century (1882) and Selections from Papers of the Twining Family (1887) edited by his grand-nephew (Richard Twining); see also Gentleman's Magazine, Ixxiv. 490, and J. E. Sandys, History of Classical Scholarship, vol. iii. (1908).