1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Dyer

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:272.



Dyer was originally a painter, in which character he travelled to Italy, where he planned his poem, The Ruins of Rome, which he finished on his return in 1740. After this he married and entered the Church. The Genius of his original profession appears in his Works, and Grongar Hill is read and admired by every one who delights in the beauties of rural scenery.