1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard West

Isaac Reed, in Dodsley, Collection of Poems (1782) 2:286-87n.



This young gentleman, who was educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford, was the intimate friend of Mr. Gray and Mr. Horace Walpole. He was intended for the profession of the Law, but declined the pursuit partly from a dislike of it, and partly from ill health. He died at Pope's, in Hatfield, of a consumption, 1 June 1742, in the 26th year of his age.