1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Rider

William Rider, in Living Authors of Great Britain (1762) 21-22



The Rev. William Rider is Assistant Master to St. Paul's-School. He wrote an English Dictionary, dedicated to Mr. W. Pitt, which would, doubtless, have been much better received by the Public, if the great Mr. Johnson had not been beforehand with him in that Task. His History of England has been very well received by the Public, and is indeed wrote with great Accuracy and Erudition. Mr. Rider, as he understands the Saxon, Teutonic, Welsh, &c. has given in his History many Particulars which have escaped Authors unaquainted with those Languages.