1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Hayward Roberts

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 61 (December 1791) 1165.



At Eton, Rev. Dr. Wm. Hayward Roberts, provost of Eton, where he was educated, and elected to King's College, Cambridge, S.T.P. 1773. On the death of Dr. Barnard he was appointed provost of Eton, in December, 1781. He published A poetical Essay on the Existence of God, 1771, in two parts, many parts of which were animated by the true poetic fire (see our vol. XLI. pp. 86, 228, 325); Poems, 8vo, 1775, when he was fellow of Eton (XLV. 181); Judah Restored, a Poem, in Six Books, 2 vols. 12mo, the same year, when he was chaplain to his Majesty.