1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alaric Alexander Watts

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 518.



Watts (1799-1864) was a native of London. He became connected with the periodical press, and was also among the first editors of those illustrated Annuals, once so fashionable, in which poems, essays, and stories by the popular writers of the day were published. His Lyrics of the Heart, with other Poems, appeared in 1851. He also conducted, at different periods, The United Service Gazette, The Standard, and other newspapers.