1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Cornelius Arnold

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica (1782; 1812) 1:12.



Of this author we can learn no particulars, except that we are told he was at one time one of the ushers of Merchant Taylors' School. But this seems not have very naturally led to his ultimate station; for in the latter part of his life he was beadle of the Distiller's Company. In a volume of Poems, published in 1757, in 4to. is a play by him called Osman. Trag.