1842 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

C. H. Timperley, in Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote (1842) 2:710n.



Robert Lloyd (son of Dr. Preston Lloyd, second master of Westminster School, and afterwards chancellor of York, who died Jan. 5th, 1781,) was educated under his father; then of Cambridge. He was for some time one of the ushers of Westminster school, but quitting that situation, depended entirely upon his pen for support, and being of a thoughtless and extravagant disposition, became involved in debt, and a prisoner in the Fleet, where he put an end to his existence December 15, 1764. Mr. Lloyd was an excellent scholar, and an easy natural poet.