1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry Boyd

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:52.



This gentleman, who is a native of Ireland, vicar of Drumgath, and chaplain to the Lord Viscount Charleville, has published a translation of the Inferno of Dante; and also The Penance of Hugo: a Vision; in the manner of Dante; in four cantos. Written on the occasion of the death of Niccola Hugo de Basserville, envoy from the French republic at Rome, 14th January, 1793. Translated from the original Italian of Vincenzio Monti, into English verse. With two additional cantos, and an imitation of Gray's Descent of Odin. Mr. Boyd is the author of the following dramas: 1. The Helots. Tr. 8vo. 1793. 2. The Temple of Vesta. Dr. Poem. 8vo. 1793. 3. The Rivals. Sac. Dr. 8vo. 1793. The Royal Message. Dr. P. 8vo. 1793. Dublin, printed in one volume.