1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nicholas Rowe

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 332.



ROWE was entered of the Middle Temple at sixteen, but, forsaking the law, commenced his dramatic career at the age of twenty-five. On the accession of George I. he was made poet laureate and land-surveyor of the customs in the port of London.