1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:51.



JOHN BURGOYNE, Esq; This author was lately a lieutenant general in his majesty's army, but, disgusted with his reception from government since his return from America, resigned all his military employments. The fatal business at Saratoga will transmit his name to posterity, but whether with honour or disgrace must be left to the impartial determination of time. He married a daughter of the early of Derby, and, with the assistance of Mr. Garrick, produced a slight performance, entitled,

The Maid of the Oaks. D. E. 8vo. 1774.