1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. George Sewell

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 1:253.



Dr. Sewell was a writer of some eminence in his day. He bore a principal part in the Fifth Volume of the Tatler, the Ninth of the Spectator, and in the translation of the Metamorphoses. Yet he died in very indigent circumstances, and was buried like a pauper, neither friend nor relative attending him to the grave.