1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Dell

John Nichols, in Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 3:641n.



Mr. Henry Dell was a Bookseller, first in Tower-street, and afterwards in Holborn, where he died very poor. He once attempted to perform the part of Mrs. Termagant, at Covent Garden Theatre, but without success. He wrote or altered four dramatic pieces; 1. The Spouter, or, The Double Revenge, 1756. 2. Minorca, 1756; 3. The Mirrour, 1757; The Frencified Lady never in Paris, 1757, (Biographia Dramatica, by Jones, 1812) vol. II. p. 181.) — Mr. Dell was the Author, in 1766, of The Booksellers, a Poem, which was pronounced by some able judges, to be "a wretched, rhyming list of Booksellers in London and Westminster, with silly commendations of some, and stupid abuse of others."