1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. David Rivers

David Rivers, Living Authors of Great Britain (1798) 2:202-03.



Rev. David Rivers, a Dissenting Minister of a small congregation at Highgate. He has published a Sermon against Popery; a Sermon on a Censorious Temper and Disposition, dedicated to the Bishop of Landaff; a Sermon of Faith, Hope, and Charity; a Sermon, entitled The Gospel a perfect Law of Liberty; a volume of Miscellaneous Works, to which are prefixed Memoirs of his own Life; and Lord Mayor's Day, an heroic poem, published in a quarto pamphlet, in 1797. Mr. Rivers is also the author of several anonymous Pamphlets; was a very frequent correspondent with the newspaper called the World, while it was under the direction of Captain Topham, signing his pieces MARCUS ANTONIUS; and has had a principal share in conducting the Sunday Reformer and the Sunday Recorder, newspapers. He, moreover, edited The Beauties of Suarin, a duodecimo volume, published in 1797.