Horace (born Horatio) Smith (31 December 1779 – 12 July 1849) was an English poet and novelist, perhaps best known for his participation in a sonnet-writing competition with Percy Bysshe Shelley. It was of him that Shelley said: "Is it not odd that the only truly generous person I ever knew who had money enough to be generous with should be a stockbroker? He writes poetry and pastoral dramas and yet knows how to make money, and does make it, and is still generous."
Edited by Horace Smith, Esq. ..; By Henry William Herbert; "In three volumes"--t.p.; Printer statement on final page: "Printed by C. Whiting, ..."; Later published under title: Cromwell
Parodies of contemporary poets by James and Horatio Smith
by the authors of Rejected addresses, or The new Theatrum poetarum; Mainly by James Smith. First published in Thomas Hill's Monthly mirror and later collected under the present title. cf. Dict. nat. biog; At end: End of vol. I.; No more published?
Edition: 6; 6th thous.
Edition: 2; 2nd ed.