William Grove of Coventry attended Oriel College Oxford (B.A. 1762, M.A. 1765, created D.C. L. 1781); he has a poem in one of the Oxford anthologies of academic verse. Grove was High Sheriff of Warwickshire (1773) and possibly a translator of Guarini: "To a writer of this name Mr. Egerton ascribes The Faithful Shepherd. Dram. Past. 8vo. 1782" Biographia Dramatica (1812) 1:303. He is apparently not the William Grove of Lichfield who exchanged verses with Anna Seward.