ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Drewe

(1749 ca.-1793)


Edward Drewe, who knew Richard Hole at Oxford and with him contributed to the London Magazine, later served in the American war as an officer in the British Army. He spent his later life in Exeter, where he was part of the literary circle that included Richard Polwhele and Hugh Downman. He is most likely the Edward Drewe of Exeter who matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1767, aged 18.


TEXT RECORDS:

1776Lycidas: an Elegy.
1792A Pastoral Ballad.
1792A Pastoral Ballad. Of Simplicity.
1792The Half-peel'd Turnip. A Pastoral Ballad.

PUBLICATIONS:

A letter to a young officer, written in the year 1776, by an officer in the British army. 1778.
The case of Edward Drewe, late Major of the Thirty-fifth Regiment of Foot. Published by himself. 1782.
Military sketches. 1784.