1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Gwinnett

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:204.



RICHARD GWINNET, Esq; of Great Shurdington, in Gloucestershire. The name of this gentleman became more familiar to the public, by means of his acquaintance with Mrs. Thomas, the celebrated Corinna, than by any merit of his own. He was the son of a Gloucestershire gentleman, and was seven years at Christchurch College, Oxford, under the tuition of Dr. Gastrell. He afterwards resided some time at the Temple, but did not follow the profession of the law, or any other; which seems to have been owing to an infirm constitution, that was too weak to permit him to reside in London. He died April 16, 1717, having produced one play, intitled,

The Country Squire; or, A Christmas Garland. C. 8vo. 1732.