1882 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Doyne Sillery

Epes Sargent, in Harper's Cyclopaedia of British and American Poetry (1882) 639.



Sillery (1807-1836) was a native of Athlone, Ireland, but was brought up in Edinburgh. His favorite pursuits were poetry and music. In 1829 he published by subscription a poem in nine cantos, entitled Vallery, and afterward Eldred of Erin, in which the devotional sentiment prevails. Of sprightly and winning manners, he was much esteemed in the literary circles of the Scottish capital. Poetry, in its every department, he cultivated with the devotion of an enthusiast.