ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. David Rivers

(1770 ca.-1818 fl.)


David Rivers, a dissenting clergyman, published sermons and poems, and was a contributor to The World. His Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) collects much of what was publicly known of contemporary writers. His poetical works appear to be scarce items. A poem and a biography published 1817-18 in the British Lady's Magazine appear to be by this writer.


TEXT RECORDS:

1798Lines written impromptu on the Tolling of a Bell.

PUBLICATIONS:

Miscellaneous works. Vol. 1. 1795.
The propriety and necessity of checking the progress of popery. A sermon. 1795.
Beauties of Saurin, ed. Rivers. 1797.
The gospel a law of liberty. A sermon. 1797.
Lord Mayor's day: an heroic poem. 1797.
Literary memoirs of living authors of Great Britain. 2 vols, 1798.
Observations on the political conduct of the protestant dissenters. 1799?
Pleasures of religion: a sermon. 1799.
Poems. 1800.
Thoughts on the necessity of prosecuting the war with France with vigour and energy. 1800.
Sermons on interesting subjects.
A discourse on patriotism, or the love of our country. 1803.