ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Whyte

(1733-1811)


Samuel Whyte was the natural son of Captain Solomon Whyte, Deputy-Governor of the Tower of London, who own extensive properties in Ireland. Whyte opened his well-known school in Dublin in 1758. Whyte was a relation of the Sheridan family; among his pupils were Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Thomas Dermody, and Thomas Moore. Whyte took both male and female students, and wrote an essay on the education of young women.


TEXT RECORDS:

1772To Mr. Thomas Hickey. With Spenser's Fairy Queen.
1789Prologue to Comus.

PUBLICATIONS:

The art of speaking [James Burgh, ed. Whyte]. 1763.
The Shamrock, or Hibernian cresses, ed. Whyte. 1772.
A collection of poems, selected from the Shamrock. 1773.
The mourners: a didactic essay. 1787.
The theatre: a didactic essay. 1790.
A collection of poems on various subjects. 1792.
Poems on various subjects. 3rd edition, 1795.
A miscellany containing remarks on Boswell's Johnson [with Edward Whyte]. 1799.
Miscellanea nova [with Edward Whyte]. 1800.
Treatise on the English language. 1800.