ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Husbands

(1706-1732)


John Husbands was the son of an Oxford clergyman who attended Pembroke College Oxford (B.A. 1725, M.A. 1728). At Oxford he published Samuel Johnson's first poem in his Miscellany (1731). Joseph Warton, another Oxford man, recommended that Husbands's verse be included in John Nichols's Select Collection. Nichols reports that at the time of his death Husbands "was preparing a comparison of Eastern and Western poetry" Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 9:646.


TEXT RECORDS:

1731Preface to A Miscellany of Poems.

PUBLICATIONS:

A miscellany of poems by several hands. 1731.