1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Nathaniel Cotton

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 175.



Cotton (1707-1788) published Visions in Verse (1751), for children and Works in Prose and Verse (1791). He followed the medical profession, and was distinguished for his skill in the treatment of cases of insanity. Cowper, the poet, was his patient, and bears testimony to his "well-known humanity and sweetness of temper."