1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Luke Milbourne

John Nichols, in Select Collection of Poems with Notes Biographical and Historical (1780-82) 4:320n.



Luke Milbourne, of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, M.A. rector of St. Ethelburga's, and lecturer of St. Leonard, Shoreditch; author of a Poetical Translation of the Psalms, 1698; of a volume, called Notes on Dryden's Virgil, 1698; of Tom of Bedlam's Answer to Hoadly, &c. He is frequently coupled with Blackmore by Dryden in his Poems; and by Pope in The Art of Criticism; and is mentioned in The Dunciad. A whimsical copy of Latin verses, by Luke Milbourne, B.A. is in the Lachrymae Cantabrigienses, 1670, on the Death of Henrietta dutchess of Orleans. His abilities are very candidly discussed in Dr. Johnson's Life of Dryden. He died April 15, 1720.