1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Sneyd Davies

Anonymous, in Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 1:173.



The amiable Writer of this Epistle [to Bishop Frederick Cornwallis], was educated at Eton, and succeeded to a fellowship of King's. Having taken orders, he was instituted to the rectory of Kingsland in Herefordshire, a living of which he was patron. The friend he here addresses, whilst Bishop of Litchfield, preferred him to the archdeaconry of Derby, and the prebendal stall he held with it. Besides the several compositions which these volumes contain, there are many imitations of Horace by him, interspersed in Mr. Duncombe's edition, though not distinguished by his name.