ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Meyler

(1755-1821)


William Meyler was born in Anglesea and educated by an uncle, the master at Marlborough School, and afterwards was apprenticed to a bookseller at Bath. He was a member of Lady Miller's Bath-Easton circle before commencing bookseller (1781). He published the Bath Herald (from 1793) and operated a circulating library from the 1770s.


TEXT RECORDS:

1777Ode to Health.
1777Verses composed on viewing the turfless Grave of the Rev. Mr. Eccles.
1778Damon and Phillida
1780The Vale of Cluyd: a Pastoral.
1786Acasto to Thyrsis, a Pastoral. Addressed to his Royal Highness, George Prince of Wales.
1806An Ode, read at the first Meeting of the Bath Humane Society.

PUBLICATIONS:

John and Susan; or, the intermeddler rewarded: a tale, address'd to the French King. 1778.
A monody on the death of David Garrick, esq. to which is added Charity, a paraphrase on the 13th chapter of the the first epistle of St. paul to the Corinthians. 1779.
Poetical amusement on the journey of life; consisting of various pieces in verse: serious, theatric, epigrammatic and miscellaneous. 1806.