1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Frank Sayers

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:240-41.



We believe the first publication of this gentleman, was a quarto tract, which appeared in 1790, entitled, Dramatic Sketches of the Ancient Northern Mythology, a work very highly to the credit of his taste, and his poetic genius. Two years afterward, he reprinted his Sketches, in an octavo volume, with the addition of two Monodramas, and several smaller poetical pieces, under the title Poems. Since that time, Dr. Sayers has published an octavo volume of Disquisitions, Metaphysical and Literary, a work likewise greatly to the credit of his talents.