1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Jago

Thomas Campbell, in Specimens of the British Poets (1819; 1845) 564.



The Rev. Richard Jago, the author of Edge Hill, a descriptive poem, was vicar of Snitterfield, near Stratford-on-Avon. Shenstone, who knew him at Oxford, where Jago was a sizar, used to visit him privately, it being though beneath the dignity of a commoner to be intimate with a student of that rank, and continued his friendship for him throughout life.