ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Frank Sayers

(1763-1817)


Frank Sayers, born at London, was raised in Yarmouth after the death of his father. He was one of the first students of Anna Laetitia Barbauld at the Palgrave Academy, afterwards working in a mercantile concern and farming. He next pursued a medical career at London and Edinburgh and took a degree in Holland. Finding himself constitutionally unfit to practice medicine, he settled in Norwich (1792), where he pursued literary and antiquarian studies along with his notable friend and editor, William Taylor.


TEXT RECORDS:

1792Ode to Aurora.
1792Sonnets.
1803Ode to Night.
1805 ca.Address to a Gothic Chair (In the Priory of Bracondale Lodge, Norfolk.)
1805 ca.To Chaucer. (As if by a contemporary Writer.)
1807Specimen of Guy of Warwick. An Epic Poem, in Twenty-Four Cantos.

PUBLICATIONS:

Dramatic sketches of the ancient northern mythology. 2 vols, 1792.
Poems. 1792.
Disquisitions, Metaphysical and Literary. 1793.
Nugae poeticae. 1803.
Poems containing sketches of northern mythology. 1803.
Miscellanies, antiquarian and historical. 1805.
Collective works. 1823.
Poetical works. 1830.