1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Godolphin Waldron

John Nichols, in Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 8:136n.



Mr. Waldron was an Actor at Drury Lane Theatre in the time of Garrick, by whom he was appointed to 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, and that recently, he prompted at Mr. Colman's Theatre. Mr. Waldron is somewhat advanced in years, and has thought it time to retire into private life with a character wholly unblemished. In the dramatic line, he is possessed of extensive knowledge, and has not been inactive as an Author; no less than Thirteen of his Dramatic Publications being noticed in Mr. Jones's Edition of the Biographica Dramatica. — To the modest unassuming worth of Mr. Waldron ... I add gladly my feeble testimony.