1842 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Dell

C. H. Timperley, in Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote (1842) 2:750n.



Henry Dell was a bookseller, first in tower-street, and afterwards in Holborn, where he died very poor. He once attempted to perform the part of Mrs. Termagant, at Covent Garden theatre, but without success. He wrote and altered four dramatic pieces. He was also the author of the Booksellers, a poem, which was pronounced by some able judges, to be "a wretched rhyming list of booksellers in London and Westminster, with silly commendations of some, and stupid abuse of others."