1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Rider

Sir John Hawkins, in "Account of Mr. Cave and several of his early Associates" in Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 5:52.



Mr William Rider, bred in the some prolific seminary [Mr. Watkins's academy at Spital Square], was a writer in the [Gentleman's] Magazine, of verses signed Philargyrus. He went from school to Jesus college, Oxford, and, some years after his leaving the same, entered into holy orders, and became sur-master of St. Paul's school, in which office he continued many years, but at length was obliged to quit that employment by reason of deafness.