1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rogers

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:219.



SAMUEL ROGERS, ESQ. a partner in the Banking-house of Messrs. Welch and Co., and a poet of very considerable distinction. He is a son of the Mr. Rogers who was the unsuccessful candidate for Coventry, in opposition to Colonel Holroyd, (now Lord Sheffield), in the election for that city, so celebrated for riot and strenuous contention. Mr. Rogers has written The Pleasures of Memory, a poem, which has been received with very uncommon applause, and is one of the most elegant and charming productions, with which the votaries of the Muses have, for many years, favoured the public. This poem made its first appearance in 1793, and has been NINE times reprinted, in a very elegant duodecimo volume, with the addition of a few smaller pieces, some of which had appeared before, separately and anonymously.