1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Thomson

Anonymous, Obituary in Poetical Register for 1804 (1805; 1806) 346n.



On the 7th of November 1805, in the evening, while this amiable and ingenious Poet was conversing with his friend, Dr. Robert Anderson, in the midst of his family, he was seized with a paralytic affection, which, in a moment, deprived him of sense and motion, and, in a few hours, of life, in the 43rd year of his age. A disconsolate widow and six infant daughters survive to remember his virtues, to deplore his loss.