1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Hoole

Anonymous, "The Rev. Samuel Hoole" A New Biographical Dictionary of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters (1825) 2:373-74.



THE REV. SAMUEL HOOLE is the son of the translator of Tasso, and Metastasio, and is himself a poet of considerable merit, though he has not obtained an equal share of popularity with some of his contemporaries who are not superior to him. For many years, indeed, he has not come forward as a poet. Mr. Hoole received his education at Cambridge. For a while he served in the curacy of St. Alban, Wood-street, whence he removed to the curate of Abinger, in Surrey. His father spent the latter years of his life with him at Abinger. Mr. Hoole is now chaplain to the East-India Company, and performs the duties of his office at Poplar chapel. His first poem was "Modern Manners," 1780, which was succeeded by "Aurelia, or the Contest, an Heroi-comic poem, in Four Cantos," 1783, and "Edward, or the Curate," 1787. These, with some other poems, were republished in two volumes in 1790. Mr. Hoole is also author of a volume of sermons, 1786, and one or two single sermons; and has translated Leuwenhoeck's Select Works, in 2 vols, 4to. 1798, 1810.