1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Merrick

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 2:391.



He began to publish while a boy at school, was engaged in a correspondence with the learned Reimarus before he was twenty, and translated Tryphiodorus at the same age. His other poetical works are, 1st. Poems on Sacred Subjects. 2. The Psalms paraphrased. Mr. Tattersall has adapted Musick to this Version, and is labouring, not without success, to introduce it in place of the wretched Rhymes of Nahum Tate, and Nicholas Brady.