1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry James Pye

Anonymous, "Biographical List of Living English Poets" Gentleman's Magazine 62 (July 1792) 616.



Henry James Pye, Esq. (the representative of an ancient family seated at Faringdon in Berkshire, which county he long represented in Parliament, and which paternal seat he sold, in 1788, to Mr. Hallett of Cannons), has long been known for his poetical publications, and succeeded, in 1790, the late lamented Laureat, Tom Warton, in his office. His Farringdon Hill, Progress of Refinement, &c. are well known. Most amiable in private life, and universally beloved in his own county, it is generally lamented, that he should find it expedient to retire from the situation that himself and his ancestors had long held with such credit in Berkshire.