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The author of this play, was bred a merchant, and distinguished himself much in that character-yet in fortune he made no advances towards affluence. He was a patriot of the most independent cast, and scorning to bind himself about any one political party, was by all alike neglected.
However, there is a fame not resulting from so perishable a means as the contention of parties, which it is alike out of their power to confer or to take away—that fame will long flourish around the name of Glover he was a Poet.
His LEONIDAS has been illustrated by the learned commentaries of Dr. Pemberton, in a volume which, perhaps, best unfolds the mysteries of verse.
Mr. Glover was the author of two plays, both performed with much applause.
1 Boadicea. 2 Medea.
He had also projected a second part of the late ter, not yet performed.
Has more poetic than histrionic powers—The descriptive passages are extremely fine but there is small scope for passion.
It has been well observed by a venerable Prelate, that those universal robbers, the Romans, are treated in this piece with too much respect:-the observation from the same authority is also just respecting the languor of the three first acts—the last act is bold, fine, animated diction, and the events well arranged.
BESIDE his native Thames our poet long
fruits of ev'ry coast,
They, who benignant to his toils afford
fame will justly share,
forms of pictur'd passions rise,