1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Drewe

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 63 (March 1793) 281.



19 February. After a short illness, at his house in the Church-yard, Exeter, Edward Drewe, esq. late major in the 35th regiment, sincerely regretted by his numerous friends, and an acquaintance almost universal. His spirit, his genius, and his learning, endeared him to every circle; and he could number among his friends not only literary men, but the fashionable, the elegant, and the polite. His bravery was eminently distinguished at Bunker's-hill, where he was severely wounded, and in many other engagements in America; nor would his country have lost his services but for a series of the basest and most insidious artifices. He retired without any imputation on his honour or courage, cultivating those literary talents which he eminently possessed in the society of the friends he loved.