1847 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Whyte

William Howitt, in Homes and Haunts of the ... British Poets (1847) 2:394.



This Mr. Whyte was fond of poetry and dramatic representation, and is mentioned by Moore as having superintended private theatricals at different gentlemen's and noblemen's houses, as at the Duke of Leinster's, at Marly, the seat of the Latouches, etc., where he supplied prologues. Sheridan had been a pupil of Whyte's, and it is further stated by Mr. Moore, that many parents were alarmed at the danger of his instilling a love for these things into his scholars. Can there be a doubt that he did so with Sheridan, and Moore?