1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Say

John Nichols, in Select Collection of Poems with Notes Biographical and Historical (1780-82) 6:41.



The son of an ejected minister of Southampton, and after having been some years Pastor of a dissenting congregation at Ipswich, succeeded Dr. Calamy in Westminster, in the year 1723. Soon after his death, which happened April 12, 1743, at the age of 68, several of his poems, and two essays in prose, were published in one volume in quarto, by subscription. The latter, one of which is, On the Harmony, Variety, and Power of Numbers in General, and the other, On those of Paradise Lost in Particular, have been much admired by persons of taste and judgment. His only daughter is married Mr. Toms, a dissenting teacher at Hadleigh in Suffolk. See Letters of Eminent Persons, vol. I. p. 19.