1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Parrott

Nathan Drake, in Essays Illustrative of the Rambler (1809-10) 2:302.



Mr. PARRAT. To this gentleman, the writer of a few poems in Dodsley's Collection, have been ascribed Nos. 38 and 74 in the World. The first contains the complaint of a husband on his wife's extravagant attachment to Chinese furniture; and the second is a ludicrous description of the manner in which the night is spent by the higher and lower orders of society, and is accompanied by an "Ode to Night," of no very prominent merit.