1844 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Nathaniel Cotton

Robert Chambers, in Cyclopaedia of English Literature (1844; 1850) 2:122.



NATHANIEL COTTON (1721-1788) wrote "Visions in Verse, for children and a volume of poetical "Miscellanies." He followed the medical profession in St. Albans, and was distinguished for his skill in the treatment of cases of insanity. Cowper, his patient, bears evidence to his "well-known humanity and sweetness of temper."