1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Mark Akenside

John Nichols, in Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 2:435n.



Dr. Akenside was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and received the first principles of his education there; his father a reputable butcher of the town. A halt in his gait, occasioned when a boy, by the falling of a cleaver from his father's stall, must have been a perpetual remembrancer of his humble origin.