1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Williams

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine (Supplement to part ii, 1818) 642.



At Brooklyn, of the typhus fever, Mr. John Williams, long better known both in England and Ireland by the self-assumed appellation of Anthony Pasquin. He was a man of some native powers of mind, as a minor poet and wit; but he dealt principally in theatrical criticisms, and made himself the terror of actors and actresses good and bad. It is said he died in obscure lodgings and in very indigent circumstances.