Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Brundish, John Jelliand

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BRUNDISH, JOHN JELLIAND (d. 1786), poetical writer was son of the Rev. John Brundish of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. He was educated at Caius College Cambridge and was senior wrangler senior classical medallist and first Smith's prizeman in 1773. Only three other individuals ever obtained all the highest honours in the same year namely, Kaye, of Christ's, in 1804; Alderson, of Caius in 1809; and Smith, of Trinity, in 1836. Brundish took holy orders, but remained in college and proceeded to the degree of M.A. in 1776. He died in college in February 1786. He is the author of 'An Elegy on a Family Tomb,' Cambridge, 1783, 4to, accompanied by an Italian metrical version by a friend of the author. The original English is reprinted in the 'European Magazine' for January 1786, p 49.

[New Monthly Mag. July 1817, pp. 522, 523; Cantabrigienses Graduati (1787), 59; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus. under Elegy MS. Addit. 19166, f. 205; European Mag. ix. 49, 210*.]

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