1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. George Sewell

David Erskine Baker, in Companion to the Play-House (1764) 2:Sig. Ee3-Ee3v.



He was a Man of an amiable Disposition, and greatly esteemed among his Acquaintance. — In his Political Principles he was inclined to the Tory Party, which might in some Measure be the Reason of his being so warm an Antagonist to the Bishop of Salisbury, whose zeal had so eminently exerted itself in the Cause of the Whigs. — As an Author, he was undoubtedly possessed of a considerable share of Genius, and wrote in concert with several of his Cotemporary Geniuses, particularly in the Spectators and Tatlers, in the fifth Volume of the latter, and the ninth of the former, in which he was principally concerned, as also in a Translation of Ovid, with Dr. Garth and others.