1783 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Scott of Amwell

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 53 (December 1783) 1066.



12 December. At Amwell, co. Herts, John Scott, esq; one of the people called Quakers, author of a pleasing poem, intituled, Amwell, 17—, in 4to. republished 1776, 4to, and of other poetical works printed 1782, 8vo; also of a most useful Digest of Laws respecting Highways, 1778, 8vo. To this subject he had particularly turned his thoughts; and in this book not only the law respecting highways and turnpikes is to be found, but a number of judicious and well-founded remarks on the construction and preservation of roads. The loss of this most active and public-spirited man will be more easily felt than expressed in his neighbourhood, and in the wide circle of his acquaintance. Of his zeal in the defence of his friend Dr. Beattie, see vol. XLVIII. p. 152.