1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bertie Greatheed

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 1:223-24.



SAMUEL GREATHEAD, ESQ. [sic] son of Lady Mary Greathead, and Nephew to 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 and Mr. Merry, entitled The Florence Miscellany; and has been called, by the author of the Baviad and Maeviad, the REUBEN of the Cruscan School. He has also presented the world with a Tragedy, acted at Drury-Lane Theatre, called The Regent, which is a very indifferent performance, and shared the fate it merited, in not receiving the most distinguished applause possible.