1771 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Melmoth

William Cole, 1771; Collectanea for Athenae Cantabrigienses; Restituta or ... English Literature Revived 3 (1815) 75.



One of our best translators of the classics into English. He is son of an eminent lawyer, who wrote the Importance of a religious Life. Mr. Melmoth is a most worthy and amiable character; and lived for some time at Shrewsbury, but now, 1771, at Bath, where he married his second wife, an Irish Lady, soon after the death of his former.