ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Belsham

(1752-1827)


William Belsham was the son of a dissenting clergyman and younger brother of the Unitarian divine, Thomas Belsham. He published historical and political works defending liberal Whig principles. Louisa May Alcott pokes fun at his essays in Little Women.


TEXT RECORDS:

1789Essay XII. Remarks on English Versification.

PUBLICATIONS:

Essays, philosophical, historical, and literary. 1789.
Examination of An appeal from the New to the Old Whigs. 1792.
Memoirs of the kings of Great Britain. 2 vols, 1793.
Remarks on the nature and necessity of Parliamentary reform. 1793.
Memoirs of the reign of George III. 1796.
Remarks on the bill for the better support and maintenance of the poor. 1797.
History of Great Britain. 2 vols, 1798, 1824.
Remarks on a late publication styled The History of the politics of Great Britain. 1800.
Remarks on the late definitive treaty of peace, signed at Amiens. 1802.
Appendix to the history of Great Britain. 1807.