ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Huddesford

(1749-1809)


George Huddesford, son of George Huddesford, President of Trinity College and Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, studied with Joseph Warton at Winchester, and at Trinity College Oxford (B.A. 1779, M.A. 1780, Fellow of New College, 1771-72). He was vicar of Loxley in Warwickshire. Huddesford was an acquaintance of Michael Tyson and Thomas Warton, who shared his tastes in comic verse (Huddesford edited the Wiccamical Chaplet in 1804). He studied painting with Joshua Reynolds, who painted his portrait in "Two Gentlemen" — the other gentleman being the poet John Bampfylde.


TEXT RECORDS:

1791Monody on the Death of Dick, an Academical Cat.
1791Whitsuntide. Written at Winchester College, on the immediate Approach of the Holidays.

PUBLICATIONS:

Warley: a satire. 1778.
Salmagundi: a miscellaneous combination of original poetry. 1791.
Topsy turvy, with anecdotes and observations. 1793.
Bubble and squeak: a galli-maufry. 1799.
Crambe repetita: a second course of bubble and squeak. 1799.
The poems, now first collected. 2 vols, 1801.
The scum uppermost when the Middlesex porridge-pot boils over: an heroic election ballad. 1802.
Bonaparte: an heroic ballad with a sermon in its belly. 1803.
The Wiccamical chaplet: a selection of original poetry [ed. Huddesford, with contributions by him]. 1804.
Wood and stone: a dialogue. 1804?
Les champignons du diable: a mock heroic poem. 1805.