1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Speed

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 5:258.



Samuel Speed studied the works of Herbert and Quarles, whose books are represented in the same print with the portrait. He was only inferior to the latter in point of copiousness. He was, among other things, author of a manual, in verse, entitled, Prison Piety.