1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Boyse

Anonymous, "Authors: Samuel Boyse" Eccentricities of Literature and Life [Boston] 1 (1822) 251.



SAMUEL BOYSE, author the Deity, a poem, was a fag author, and, at one time, employed by Mr. Ogle to translate some of Chaucer's Tales into modern English, which he did, with great spirit, at the rate of three pence per line for his trouble. Poor Boyce wore a blanket, because he was destitute of breeches; and was, at last, found famished to death with a pen in his hand.