ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nathaniel Howard

(1780 ca.-1832 fl.)


Nathianel Howard of Tamerton, Devonshire, was a charity boy educated in Plymouth by the poet John Bidlake. His classmate Benjamin Robert Haydon recalled him as "a charity boy, who has translated Dante, and published many useful school books" Life of Haydon (1853) 1:8. Howard's textbooks went through multiple editions in Britain and America.


TEXT RECORDS:

1804The Shipwrecked Boy.
1804To a Red-Breast, seen in a Church.
1804To Horror.
1804To the Echo of a Grotto.
1804To Want.

PUBLICATIONS:

Bickleigh vale with other poems. 1804.
The Inferno of Dante Alighieri, tr. into English blank verse, with notes, historical, classical, and explanatory, and a life of the author. 1807.
A vocabulary English and Greek arranged systematically. 1808.
Introductory Latin exercises ... designed for the younger classes of learners. 1814.
Select Latin phrases taken from the best authors. 1827.
Introductory Greek exercises ... arranged under models to assist the learner. 1832.