ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lovell

(1770 ca.-1796)


Robert Lovell, the son of a wealthy Bristol Quaker, met Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with whom he projected the pantosocratic scheme. Not long after marrying one of the Fricker sisters, he died of a fever in 1796. Southey is said to have edited a volume of Lovell's poems to support his family, though it did not appear.


TEXT RECORDS:

1795Elegy. The Decayed Farmhouse.
1795Elegy. The Decayed Monastery.

PUBLICATIONS:

Bristol: a satire. 1794.
Poems: containing The retrospect, odes, elegies, sonnets, &c. By Robert Lovell, and Robert Southey, 1795.