ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Bond

(1700 ca.-1735)


William Bond, born in Suffolk, was one of the more minor "Dunces." He was editor of The Weekly Medley (1718-20) and with Aaron Hill conducted The Plain Dealer (1724); he collaborated with Daniel Defoe on History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell (1720). The hapless Bond collapsed while performing on stage in a benefit performance for himself, was carried home, and died the next day. He published for Curll under the pseudonym "H. Stanhope."


TEXT RECORDS:

1720The Progress of Dulness. To Duncan Campbell.
1730Cobham and Congreve. An Epistle.

PUBLICATIONS:

The third book of Tasso's Jerusalem ... attempted in English. 1718.
A description of the four last things. 1719.
An odaic essay in commemoration of the nativity of our lord. 1724.
Verses sacred to the memory ... of Henrietta, late duchess of Grafton. 1727.
Cobham and Congreve. An epistle. 1730.
The Tuscan treaty. 1733.