ROGERS, Samuel. Poems … A new Edition. London: Printed for T. Cadell … By T. Bensley … 1822.
Small 8vo (164 × 102 mm), pp. [6], 319; wood-engraved illustrations throughout; a few light marks to the title-page; occasional underlining in pencil; contemporary full calf stamped in gilt and blind, marbled edges and endpapers, a bit rubbed; booklabel of Eliza Philips.
Rogers (1763–1855) was a frequenter of the most prominent literary circles, befriending such figures as Byron and Wordsworth, but his ‘reputation as a poet did not long outlive him, for his Augustan metrics and lucidity were valued less highly by Victorian readers than the mystery and darkness of those poets now called Romantic. His position during his lifetime was due partly to two fortunate accidents: the establishment of his reputation before the recognition of more significant writers, and the intimate association of his name with that of greater men’ (Oxford DNB).
Jackson, p. 484.
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