1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Carlos Wilcox

Samuel Kettell, in Specimens of American Poetry (1829) 3:124.



Carlos Wilcox was born at Newport, New Hampshire, October 22d, 1794. He studied at Middlebury College, Vermont, and afterwards at the Theological Seminary at Andover. In 1824, he was settled as a preacher at Hartford, in Connecticut. He published a small poem, entitled The Age of Benevolence, No. 1, which was a work of merit. His ill health obliged him soon after to relinquish his situation, and he died on the 29th of May, 1827. A volume of his poetry and sermons, with a memoir, was published the last year. As a preacher he was uncommonly eloquent and interesting.