1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bevil Higgons

Anthony Wood, Athenae Oxonienses (1690-91; 1721) 2:1087-88.



BEVIL HIGGONS, a younger Son of Sir Tho. Higg. of Grewell in Hampshire, Knight, by Bridget his second Wife, Dau. of Sir Bevill Greenvill of Stow in Cornwall, Knight, and Sister to John Greenvill the first Earl of Barth of his Name, became a Com. of S. John's Coll. in Lent Term 1686, aged 16 Years, where continuing — Years, went afterwards, I think, to Cambridge. He is the author of

Various Poems, as (1) Poem to Sir Godfrey Kneller drawing the Lady Hide's Picture. (2) Song on a Lady indispos'd. (3) To a Lady, who raffling for the K. of France's Picture, flung the highest Chances on the Dice. (4) On the Lady Sandwich's being stayed in Town by the immoderate rain. All which are in a Book entit. Examen Poeticum: Being the third part of Miscellany Poems, &c. Lond. 1693 oct. published by Joh. Dryden, Esq; (5) A Poem to Mr. Dryden on his Translation of Persius.