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 III 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
The Employment of Beauty 5 September 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
To the Right Hon. Bessy Countess of Rochford 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Volunteer Laureat, The. A Poem on Her Majesty's Birth-Day, 1732-3 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
A poem, Sacred to the Glorious memory of King George 30 July 2013
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
The Wanderer A Vision Canto IV 31 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0
On False Historians 5 September 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
To Miss M — H — 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
Volunteer Laureat, The. A Poem on Her Majesty's Birth-Day, 1734-5 19 May 2014
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
0
A Poem To The Memory of Mrs. Oldfield 30 July 2013
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
0

Pages