1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Clarke

George Dyer, in Privileges of the University of Cambridge, Supplement (1824) 2:63.



Having made several references in my writings to the works of the learned Mr. William Clarke, it is strange I should have overlooked him here. He was fellow, 1716, A.M. 1719; the author of several works, of which the principal are a well-written and curious Latin preface to Hoel Dda's Welsh Laws, prepared for the press by his learned father-in-law, Dr. William Wotton, and published in one volume folio, in 1730; the other, the Connexion of the Roman, Saxon, and English Coins, in 4to, in 1767. He also left several curious works in MS., and was besides a man of much fancy, and a poet. He died at Chichester, October 21, 1771. His son Edward was also Fellow of St. John's, and A.M. 1755.