Birth date: 
1697
Death date: 
1743
Birth town: 
Country: 
England

Richard Savage's main claim to fame was Samuel Johnson's biography which claimed that he was as illegitimate child descended from a noble line forced into poverty and misery by a mother whose sole aim and purpose in life was his destruction, Savage was a friend of Johnson's but this biography is disbelieved by most scholars and now has been discredited.

Richard Savage wrote two poems; The Bastard (1728) and The Wanderer (1729), and two comedies.

In 1727 he killed a man in a tavern brawl and was sentenced to death but was later pardoned. He died in poverty.

Poems by this Poet

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Epitaph on a Young Lady 5 September 2014
5
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On False Historians 5 September 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
The Wanderer A Vision Canto IV 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
Verses Occasioned by Reading Mr. Aaron Hill's Poem Called Gideon 19 May 2014
4
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0
On the Recovery of a Lady of Quality 5 September 2014
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
The Wanderer A Vision Canto V 31 July 2013
4
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0
Fulvia 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Verses Occasioned by the Right Hon. the Lady Viscountess Tyrconnel's Recovery at Bath 5 September 2014
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
Verses Occasioned By The Right Honourable The Lady Viscountess Tyrconnel's Recovery At Bath 31 July 2013
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Character of the Rev. James Foster 19 May 2014
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