1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Nathaniel Cotton

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 3:285.



This authour was a Physician at St. Alban's, where he acquired considerable reputation. Dr. Anderson, in the life prefixed to Cotton's Works, laments that "Of the family, birth-place, and education of Nathaniel Cotton, there are no written memorials."