1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. George Sewell

Anonymous, in Poetical Register for 1801 (1802; 1815) 344.



Dr. Sewell, the writer of the Tragedy of Sir Walter Raleigh, however he failed in that piece, gave frequent instances of the pathetic in some of his works; but in none more than in the verses written at Hampstead a few weeks before his death — The Doctor, aware of his certain dissolution, lost not his poetic spirit; as the above striking instance ["Ode"] will illustrate.