1792 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens

Anonymous, "Biographical List of Living English Poets" Gentleman's Magazine 62 (June 1792) 506.



The Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens, A.M. Head Master of the school at Repton, in Derbyshire, is a native of Abington, in Berkshire, and was elected a Demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, of which he is still a member. He very early distinguished himself at College by a publication, consisting of Indian Odes, and other Poems, remarkable for the boldness of their fancy. About 1782, he published a Poem in blank verse, intituled, Retirement; to which were annexed three of four very elegant and rich Odes. His contributions very often adorn your Magazine.