ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bertie Greatheed

(1759-1826)


Bertie Greatheed contributed to the Florence Miscellany (1785), the anthology that introduced Della Cruscan poetry. In 1788 his tragedy, The Regent, was produced at Drury Lane, though its success was impeded by political controversy. Greatheed lived in retirement on his estate, Guy's Cliff, near Warwick, where Mrs. Siddons was a frequent visitor. Among the sights at Guy's Cliff was a painting of Spenser's Cave of Despair painted by Bertie Greatheed junior.


TEXT RECORDS:

1785A Dream.
1785Ode to Apathy.
1785Ode to Duel.

PUBLICATIONS:

The Florence Miscellany [contributor]. 1785.
The Regent. 1788.