1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Samuel Bowden

John Nichols, note in Gentleman's Magazine 48 (October 1778) 485n.



"Bowden, mentioned p. 218 of this poem ["Some Thoughts on reading Mr. Young's Poem on the Last Day" in Works of the Author of Night-Thoughts, Vol. VI], was a worthy physician and ingenious poet of Frome, a particular freind of Mrs. Rowe, (being of the same communion, and living after her death in the same house,) Lord Orrery, &c. Two volumes of his poems were published by subscription, and several of his pieces have appeared occasionally in our miscellany.