1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:78.



This author was long a lieutenant-general in his Majesty's army; but, disgusted with his reception from government, after his return from America, he resigned all his military employments. The fatal business at Saratoga will transmit his name to posterity; but whether with honour or disgrace must be left to the impartial determination of time. He married a daughter of the Earl of Derby, and died August 4, 1792.