1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Glen

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 411.



Among Scottish song-writers, Glen (1789-1826), a native of Glasgow, acquired considerable popularity. He was well educated, and bred to mercantile pursuits, residing for some time in the West Indies. But he was unfortunate in business, and his life, toward its close, was clouded by destitution and dependence. He died of consumption. In 1815 he published Poems, chiefly Lyrical.