1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Bond

Alexander Chalmers, in General Biographical Dictionary (1812-17) 6:47.



WILLIAM BOND, a native of Suffolk, translated Buchanan's history, and was concerned with Aaron Hill in the "Plain Dealer," a periodical paper of inferior merit. Hill appears to have had a friendship for him, and devoted the profits of his tragedy of Zara to his use. Bond himself played the character of Lusignan, but only for one night, being seized with a fit on the stage, which terminated his life the following morning, some time in 1735.