1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Say

Robert Anderson, in Works of the British Poets (1795) 9:287.



Mr. Say, after having been some years pastor of a dissenting congregation at Ipswich, succeeded Dr. Calamy in Westminster in 1733. Soon after his death, which happened April 12, 1743, his Poems, and two Essays in prose, were published, in 1 vol. 4to. by subscription. The essays, one of which is "on the harmony, variety, and power of numbers in general," and the other "on those of Paradise Lost in particular," have been much admired. — Some Latin essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, shew a degree of knowledge both philosophical and theological, such as very few attain by a larger course of study.