ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Susanna Duncombe

(1725-1812)


Susanna Duncombe, born in London, was the daughter of the painter Joseph Highmore, and his wife Susanna. She was part of the novelist Samuel Richardson's circle. She married her longtime friend, John Duncombe, in 1761. They lived in Canterbury where her husband held clerical positions, composed occasional poetry, and contributed to the Gentleman's Magazine.


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1749Sonnet to T. Edwards, Esq.

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