ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Bingham Davis

(1771-1799)


Richard Bingham Davis was born in New York, where he entered Columbia College at the age of fourteen (where he would have been a contemporary of Charles Brockden Brown). He left school after three years to take up his father's trade of woodcarving. He spent a year as editor of The Diary, a New York newspaper, but finding journalism not to his taste he took up mercantile pursuits. Davis died of yellow fever at the age of only twenty-eight. He was a member of the Callopean Socity, a literary club in New York.


TEXT RECORDS:

1791Elegy on a Broken Flute.
1794Elegy on an old Wig found in the Street.

PUBLICATIONS:

Poems. 1807.