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

Displaying 1 - 10 of 52
Poem Post date Ratingsort ascending Comments
The Wanderer A Vision Canto V 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
On the Recovery of a Lady of Quality 5 September 2014
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
Sent to Mrs. Bridget Jones, With the Wanderer, a Poem 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
An Epistle Of The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
Volunteer Laureat, The. For the First of March, 1737-8 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (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
Verses Occasioned by the Right Hon. the Lady Viscountess Tyrconnel's Recovery at Bath 5 September 2014
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
The Poet's Dependence on a Statesman 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Nature in Perfection 31 July 2013
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
0
In gayer hours, when high my fancy ran 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0

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