1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Reginald Heber

Anonymous, "Reginald Heber" A New Biographical Dictionary of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters (1825) 2:327.



This gentleman, who is entitled to be ranked among the poets of the present day, was educated at Oxford, and is the brother of Richard Heber, esq. a man of learning and talent, who has recently been elected member for the University of Oxford, in the place of Lord Stowel. In 1803 Mr. Reginald Heber, who was then a member of Brazen Nose College, produced his poem of "Palestine," which was recited in the theatre, and gained the prize. It was printed in the second volume of "The Poetical Register," and afterwards in a pamphlet, with a fragment of the Passage on the Red Sea. It was much and deservedly admired. In 1809 he published, "Europe, lines on the present War," which was equally successful. His poems and translations were collected, into one volume, in 1812.