1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Aaron Hill

Anonymous, in "Catalogue of the most celebrated Writers" Letters concerning the present State of England (1772) 370.



HILL. Made a considerable figure as a theatrical writer, and in many other branches of literature. He possessed a considerable fortune; but impaired it by very expensive projects; particularly that of bringing timber from inaccessible parts of the highlands of Scotland; and making oil from beech mast; the latter was practicable, and deserved a greater encouragement than in the power of an individual to bestow.