A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Hervey, James

Hervey, James (1714-1758).—Religious writer, Rector of Weston Pavell, Northants, was the author of Meditations among the Tombs (1745-47), Theron and Aspasio, and other works, which had a great vogue in their day. They are characterised by overwrought sentiment, and overloaded with florid ornament. H. was a devout and unselfish man, who by his labours broke down a delicate constitution.