1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Godolphin Waldron

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:731.



FRANCIS GODOLPHIN WALDRON, an actor of very useful rather than splendid talents. He belonged to Drury Lane Theatre in the time of Mr. Garrick, by whom he was appointed to take the management of the theatrical fund. He was for a while manager at Windsor, Richmond, and other provincial theatres; and at one time carried on the business of a bookseller; for some years he prompted at Mr. Colman's Theatre; from which post, indeed, we did not miss him till three or four years ago. Mr. Waldron is somewhat advanced in years, and his probably thought it time to retire into private life. In the dramatic line, he is possessed of extensive knowledge, and has not been inactive as an author; as may be witness the following pieces [list omitted].