Carey, George Savile

, son of the above, inherited a considerable portion of his father’s taste and spirit, and much of his misfortunes. He was intended for a printer, but his “stage-struck mind‘ 7 led him to the theatres, in which he had little success, yet enough to give him a wandering unsettled disposition. For forty years, he employed himself in composing and singing a vast number of popular songs, chiefly of the patriotic kind, in which there was not much genuine poetry, or cultivated music. These he performed from town to town, in what he called 4t Lectures.” He wrote also from 1766 to 1792, several farces, a list of which may be seen in the Biographia Dramatica, and by the performance of which he earned temporary supplies. Like his father, he excluded every thing indecent or immoral from his compositions. Besides these dramatic pieces, he wrote, 1. “Analects in prose and verse,1771, 2 vols. 2. “A Lecture on Mimickry,” a talent in which he excelled, 1776. 3. “A Rural Ramble,1777 and 4. ’< Balnea, or sketches of the different Watering-places in England," 1799. He died July 14, 1807, aged sixty-four, being born the year his father died, and was buried by a subscription among his friends, having never realized any property, or indeed having been ever anxious but for the passing hour. 2


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