1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bevil Higgons

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sigs. Q4v-Q5.



This Gentleman was Son of a Sir Thomas Higgons, but from what Part of the Kingdom his Family claim'd their Descent I know not. — Our Author received his Education at Trinity College, Cambridge, of which he was a Fellow Commoner in 1688. — After the Revolution he followed the Fortunes of K. James II. into France, where he resided till his Death, and, it is said, retained his Wit and Good Humour, of both which he had an inexhaustible Fund, undepressed by his Misfortunes. — The Time of his Birth or Death, however, do not appear from any Accounts that have reach'd me. — He wrote one dramatic Piece, entitled, The Generous Conqueror. Trag.