ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Amos Cottle

(1768 ca.-1800)


Brother of the bookseller Joseph Cottle, Amos Simon Cottle took his B.A. from Magdalene College Cambridge in 1799. His translation from the Icelandic, published in 1798, contains a prefatory poem by Robert Southey, who shared Cottle's interest in exotic mythology.


TEXT RECORDS:

1795 ca.Sonnet IV. To Poverty.
1799An Elegy in a London Church-Yard.

PUBLICATIONS:

Icelandic poetry: or the Edda of Saemund translated into English verse. 1797.