1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Keate

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 3:429.



Keate resided some years at Geneva, and published an Account of its History, Government, and Laws; which Voltaire, who was his friend and correspondent, once designed to translate. He is best known by his entertaining account of the Pelew Islands. His collected poems were published in two small 4to vols. 1781; he afterwards printed an Epistle to Angelica Kauffman, and the Distressed Poet, a Serio-Comic Poem in three Cantos.