ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Evan Lloyd

(1734-1776)


Evan Lloyd, a younger son of John Lloyd Llanycil, Merioneth, studied at Ruthin School and Jesus College, Oxford (B.A. 1754; M.A. 1757). He was curate of St. Mary's, Redriff and vicar of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd (1763). Lloyd lived in London where he pursued a literary career as an imitator of Charles Churchill, and where he spent a brief time in prison for libel. He was befriended by David Garrick and lampooned by William Kenrick.


TEXT RECORDS:

1772The Ode which is to be performed this Day at the Opening of the new Exhibition Room of the Royal Incorporated Society of Artists.

PUBLICATIONS:

The curate: a poem. 1766.
The methodist: a poem. 1766.
The powers of the pen: a poem. 1766, 1768.
An epistle to Garrick. 1773.