1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Boyse

Alexander Campbell, in Introduction to the History of Poetry in Scotland (1798) 220.



SAMUEL BOYSE, a native of Dublin, was educated at the college of Glasgow, married very early in life a Tradesman's daughter of that city, was patronised by many of the Scottish nobility, became dissipated, wrote for bread, and died in the extreme of wretchedness and want.