Sketch by Daniel Maclise, c.1830s. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.
Samuel Rogers (1763-1855) was a bestselling poet during the nineteenth century, regarded as a bastion of London literary society by many of his acquaintances. Rogers continued to work as a bank manager whilst publishing and writing. His political and literary connections and extensive antiquary and art collections made him a much sought out character in London cultural life. However, he was also known for his caustic wit and fickle loyalties. His literary legacy is tainted by a history of using his socially influential position to manipulate and abuse others.
Samuel Rogers (1763-1855) was a bestselling poet during the nineteenth century, regarded as a bastion of London literary…
Citation: May, Charlotte. "Samuel Rogers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 June 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=3828, accessed 09 December 2023.]