Potter, Robert an Anglican divine, noted somewhat as a poet, was born in 1721; was educated at Emanuel College, Cambridge, and was for some years vicar of Scarning, after which he obtained the livings of Lowestoft and Kessingland, and a prebend in the cathedral of Norwich. He died in 1804. His original poetry consists of a volume of Poems, and two Odes from Isaiah (a translation of The Oracle concerning Babylon and The Song of Exultation), and is much above mediocrity. But he is best known by his spirited versions of AEschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. He also published A Sermon on the Thanksgiving for the Peace (1802).