1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 70 (September 1800) 897.



The Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens, D.D. died, after a very short illness, on the 28th of May last, in his 45th year, greatly lamented, from his worth, distinguished talents and attainments. He was a native of Abington, Berks, and thence elected demy of Magdalen college, Oxford. In 1775, when an under-graduate, he published a collection of poems, under the title of Indian Odes, dedicated, by permission, to Lord North, then chancellor of the University; and, in 1782, a farther collection, Miscellaneous. The rectory of Seckington is (as stated) in the gift off Sir Francis Burdett, of Foremarke, bart.; but the vicarage of Kingsbury is a Crown living.