1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Scott of Amwell

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 205.



Scott (1730-1783), of Quaker descent, was the son of a draper in London, who retired to Amwell, where the poet spent his days in literary ease. He fondly hoped to immortalize his native village, on which he wrote a poem, Amwell (1776); but of all his works only the subjoined lines [Ode on hearing the Drum] are remembered.