William Mason (12 February 1724 – 7 April 1797) was an English poet, divine, amateur draughtsman, author, editor and gardener.

He was born in Hull and educated at Hull Grammar School and St John’s College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1754 and held a number of posts in the church.

  • The English Garden: A Poem. 1812.

    Charming early 19th Century Book: The English Garden. Charles Kingsley’s copy (Father of The Water-Babies author??) MASON, William. (1725-97). The English Garden: A Poem. In Four Books. Portrait frontispiece of Rev. W. Mason. (No half title, light spotting/foxing throughout, pages lightly browned). Contemporary red half calf (upper board detached including front-end paper, part of backstrip (spine cover)  detached, calf and boards worn). 8vo. London: M. Jones, 1812.