1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Hodgson

Anonymous, "The Rev. Francis Hodgson" A New Biographical Dictionary of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters (1825) 2:355-56.



THE REV. FRANCIS HODGSON was educated at King's College, Cambridge, and is now vicar of Bakewell, in Derbyshire. In 1808, he published, in quarto, a translation of the "Satires of Juvenal," which divides the palm of merit with that of Mr. Gifford. Some of the reviewers, however, cavilled at it, and he retorted in a bitter epistle. His next work was a volume with the title of "Lady Jane Grey, with Miscellaneous Poems in English and Latin," 1809. Into this volume he seems to have emptied the metrical contents of his portfolio; but many of the pieces are of very considerable merit. This was succeeded by "Sir Edgar, a Tale, in two Canots." He next, in conjunction with Dr. Butler, translated Lucian Bonaparte's poem of "Charlemagne." His last production is "The Friends, a Poem, in four Books," 1818.