Robert Gould

From Marteau

Information on Robert Gould is scarce. The biographical resources extant take their biographical details from G. Jacob's Poetical Register (1723), which introduces Gould as "A Domestick of the late Earl of Dorset and Middlesex; who afterwards became a Country School-Master."

Gould wrote one play The Rival Sisters, or Violence of Love - a tragedy acted at the Theatre Royal in 1696, dedicated to James Earl of Abingdon. (The plot was taken in great measure from Schirley's Maid's Revenge, the story from Reynold's God's Revenge against Murder.) His other works, most of them published in the 1690s and finally in a two-volume edition, dedicated to the Widow of the Earl of Abingdon, after his death in 1709, offer songs, love verses, epistles of friendship, miscellanies, hymeneals, Lucinals, funeral elegies, eclogues, divine poems, satires and pindarick odes.

See his The Corruption of the Times by Money. A Satire (London: Matthew Wotton, 1693) at Marteau.


G. Jacob, The Poetical Register, 2 vols. (1723).