1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bertie Greatheed

Anonymous, in Biographica Dramatica (1812) 1:296.



BERTIE GREATHEED, is the son of Samuel Greatheed, Esq. of Guy's Cliff, near Warwick, by a sister of the Duke of Ancaster. This gentleman, when in Italy, in 1785, contributed to a collection of pieces in prose and verse (in conjunction with Mrs. Piozzi), called The Florence Miscellany; and has been termed, by the author of The Baviad and Maeviad, the Reuben of the Della Crusca school. Mr. Greatheed is also the author of one play, called The Regent. T. 8vo. 1788; which he dedicated to Mrs. Siddons, who, indeed greatly exerted herself in its support.