1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Boyse

Isaac D'Israeli, in Curiosities of Literature (1791) 1:63.



Samuel Boyse, whose Poem on Creation ranks high in the scale of poetic excellence, was absolutely famished to death, in a garret, with a blanket thrown over his shoulders, and fastened by a skewer, with a pen in his hand!