1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Graves

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica; or, A Companion to the Playhouse (1782) 1:481-82.



RICHARD GRAVES. Is the second son of Richard Graves, esq; and was born at Mickleton, in the county of Gloucester, May 4, 1715. He was educated at Abington school, Berks, elected from thence, Nov. 1, 1732, a scholar of Pembroke College, Oxford, chosen fellow of All Souls College, 1736, and M.A. 1739. He is now rector of Claverton, and vicar of Kilmersden, in the county of Somerset. He was the intimate friend of Mr. Shenstone, and had published The Spiritual Quixote, in 3 vols. Columella, or, The Distressed Anchoret. Euphrosine, a Collection of Poems, in 2 vols. and other pieces. In the 2d volume of the latter, is,

Echo and Narcissus. Dram. Past. 8vo. 1780.