1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Richards

Stephen Jones, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1812) 1:598.



GEORGE RICHARDS, M.A. Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, is author of a beautiful poem, called The Aboriginal Britons, which had been publicly recited at Oxford during an act, in consequence of a prize adjudged to its author, the donation of a person unknown. It was printed in 1791, and very near the whole of the first impression was sold on the day of publication. Mr. Richards has published Songs of the Aboriginal Bards of Britain, 4to. 1792; Modern France, a poem, 4to. 1793; Matilda, or The Dying Penitent, a poetica epistle, 4to. 1795. We have also of this gentleman's production two plays, viz. 1. Emma. Dr. 12mo. 1804. 2. Odin. Dr. 12mo. 1804.