1811 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Whyte

Anonymous, Obituary in Monthly Magazine 32 (November 1811) 390.



In Grafton-street, Dublin, aged 78, Mr. Samuel Whyte, whose rare and various merits as a teacher, during the long course of his professional life, entitle him not only to the applause, but to the gratitude, of his country. He introduced a more regular and refined, and at the same time a more generally useful, system of education, than had before his time been either known or adopted: a system which he continued to improve upon to the very last hour of his life. Amongst those who now figure most in arts and arms statesmen, warriors, orators, and poets — the Wellesleys and the Sheridans, trace the first opening of their powers to his cultivation.