1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Somervile

Robert Anderson, in Works of the British Poets (1795) 8:448.



Inheriting an estate of fifteen hundred a year, he lived chiefly in the country; and set a good example to men of his own class, by devoting part of his time to elegant knowledge; the subjects which his poetry has adorned, show that it is practicable to be at once a skilful sportsman and a man of letters.