ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Nathaniel Evans

(1741-1767)


Nathaniel Evans was born in Philadelphia, the son of a merchant. He studied at William Smith's Academy of Philadelphia; after serving an apprenticeship in trade, he completed his education at the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. by diploma 1765). He traveled to England to be ordained by the Bishop of London, afterwards organizing churches at Waterford and Gloucester in New Jersey. Evans died, apparently of tuberculosis, at his vicarage in Hadonfield.


TEXT RECORDS:

1761Ode on the Prospect of Peace. 1761.
1762An Ode, on completing my One and Twentieth Year of Age.

PUBLICATIONS:

Ode on the late glorious successes of His Majesty's arms, and present greatness of the English nation. 1762.
A dialogue on peace, an entertainment given by the Senior Class at the anniversary commencement, held at Nassau-Hall September 28th, 1763. 1763.
An exercise, containing a dialogue and ode on peace. Performed at the public commencement in the College of Philadelphia, May 17th, 1763. 1763.
Thomas Godfrey, Juvenile poems [ed. Evans]. 1765.
The love of the world incompatible with the love of God: a discourse. 1766.
Poems on several occasions. 1772.