1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Seward

Francis William Blagdon, in Flowers of Literature for 1803 (1804) 30n.



A clergyman of great education, graceful manners, great hilarity of spirits, and active benevolence. He is known to the world of letters as chief editor of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays, published in the year 1780; as also the author of a learned and ingenious tract on the Conformity between Paganism and Popery. In Dodsley's Collection, Vol. II. there are a few elegant little poems written by him, viz. "The Female Right to Literature," and some lines on Shakespear's monument at Florence.