1825 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Nathan Drake

Anonymous, "Dr. Nathan Drake" A New Biographical Dictionary of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters (1825) 2:525.



This excellent writer is a physician, and resides at Hadleigh, in Suffolk. He has published several works, which display learning, research, a cultivated taste, and an extensive acquaintance with old English literature. His first work was a quarto volume of poems, which appeared in 1793. Since then he has given to the public Literary Hours, 3 vols. 8vo; Essays illustrative of the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler, 2 vols. 8vo.; The Gleaner, a selection of periodical Essays, 4 vols. 8vo.; and his last and greatest effort, Shakspeare and his Times, in two quarto volumes. Dr. Drake, in his medical character, is the author of a Letter to Dr. Beddoes on the Use of Digitalis in Pulmonary Consumption; and a paper in the Medical Transactions on the use of the same plant in Tubercular Consumption.