1835 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hall

Alexander Dyce, in Poetical Works of Mark Akenside (1835; 1866) xl-xli.



In 1750 (according to Mr. Bucke) he [Akenside] also addressed an Ode To William Hall, Esq., with the Works of Chaulieu. Mr. Hall belonged to the Middle Temple, and moved in the best society; composed verses of considerable elegance, and was the intimate friend of Markland; but in licentiousness of life he seems to have exceeded the French Abbe whose poems were presented to him.