1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Rogers

Samuel Kettell, in Specimens of American Poetry (1829) 1:xxxiii.



The successor of President Oakes at Harvard was JOHN ROGERS. He came in his youth to New England and was educated at the College over which he was called to preside. Before he was chosen to the presidency he had been a preacher and then a physician. He died suddenly in 1684, having been President but two years. His verses addressed to Mrs. Bradstreet merit an insertion here. They have more correctness and elegance than are to be found in any we have yet noticed except those of the writer to whom they are addressed.