1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Knightly Chetwood

John Nichols, in Select Collection of Poems with Notes Biographical and Historical (1780-82) 1:29.



A gentleman of ancient family, and afterwards D.D. In the summer of 1689, he was nominated by James II to the see of Bristol, then vacant on Dr Trelawny's promotion to Exeter; but declined the offer. He was installed dean of Glocester, April 6, 1707; and about the same time was made chaplain to the English forces in Flanders, under the duke of Marlborough. He died April 4, 1720. He was author of the ingenious and learned dissertation prefixed to Dryden's Virgil in 1697; and of a variety of little poems dispersed in different collections.