1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Rushton

Anonymous, Obituary in New Monthly Magazine 2 (January 1815) 573.



At Liverpool. Mr. Edward Rushton, bookseller, a man of considerable talents, as many poetical compositions of merit, which he has published, evince. For many years of his life he had the misfortune to be blind, but by the skilful operation of the late Mr. Gibson, of Manchester, upon one of his eyes, he so far recovered the use of his sight as to be able to distinguish passing objects, and to walk through the crowded streets of Liverpool, and enjoy the prospect of many public buildings which had been erected during the long privation of light he had suffered.