1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Duncombe

Anonymous, in Bell's Classcial Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 2:173.



The writer of this Epistle [to A Friend in York] was the son of William Duncombe, esquire. Having been instructed in the languages at the Charter-house, he removed to Ben'et College, Cambridge, where he took his degree of M. A. He assisted his father in translating Horace, was the author and editor of various little pieces, and just before his death, published a selection from Julian, &c. with notes, in 2 vols. octavo. — He was one of the six preachers in Christ-Church, Canterbury.