Collins, John (1742-1808) (M)

b. 1742. d. 2 May 1808. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Actor, playwright, essayist, and poet. Know colloquially as “Brush Collins” later in his career. Born in Bath and baptized on 24 September 1742. Performed in Bath, Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham, and London. Married Ann Shellard on 24 January 1768. Author of *King Charles I* (1775), *The Brush* (1790) (for which he received his nickname), and *Scripscrapologia* (1804), a collection of his poems and songs. Co-owner and contributor of poems and essays to the *Birmingham Chronicle*. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
To-morrow 1861-12-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6624