1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John F. M. Dovaston

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:905.



JOHN FREEMAN MILWARD DOVASTON (only son of John Dovaston of Westfelton near Oswestry 1740-1808). b. 30 Dec. 1782; ed. at Oswestry, Shewsbury and Ch. Ch. Ox. B.A. 1804, M.A. 1807; barrister M.T. 12 June 1807; author of Fitz Gwarine with other rhymes 1812, 3 ed. called Poems, legendary, incidental and humorous, 1825; A selection of British melodies 1817; The Dove 1822 a selection of old poems; Lectures on natural history and national melody 1839. d. Nursery villa, Westfallen 8 Aug. 1854. G.M. xlii, 395-96 (1854).