1868 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Jerdan

Ralston Inglis, in Dramatic Writers of Scotland (1868) 58.



WM. JERDAN. — Was born at Kelso, 16th April, 1782. Mr. Jerdan has been, during the greater part of his life, connected with the London press. In 1817 he originated the Literary Gazette, and was its editor during upwards of thirty years. He has published his Autobiography in four vols., 1852, containing many notices and anecdotes of his contemporaries. The only dramatic composition of his which we know of as being in print in Vox et peteria Nihil, a political drama, printed about 1809 in the Satirist, a periodical to which Mr. Jerdan was a contributor.