1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Keate

Anonymous, in Catalogue of five hundred Celebrated Authors (1788).



A man of some fortune, and noted for his eccentricities. His first work was a History of Geneva in one volume duodecimo. His poems, the title of some of which are, the Alps; Nettley Abbey; Elegy on Mrs. Cibber; an Epistle to Voltaire; and Epistle to Mrs. Kaufmann; and the Monument in Arcadia, a drama, were collected by him in 1787 in two volumes duodecimo. Since that time he has written the Distressed Poet, a poem on a lawsuit. He has also published Sketches from Nature in two small volumes, being a sort of imitation of the manner of Sterne.