1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Bishop

Robert Southey, in Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) 3:410.



SAMUEL BISHOP was Master of Merchant Taylor's school; and imagination need not be put upon the stretch, to form an idea of his life. It is pleasant, however, to see one of his profession tying up the birch twigs with ribbon "couleur de rose," and gathering the flowers of Parnassus as he drove his flock along the road.