1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Thomas Percy

Peter L. Courtier, in Lyre of Love (1806) 2:49.



Doctor in Divinity, and Bishop of Dromore in Ireland. This venerable prelate appeared first as the author of Hou Kiou, a Chinese Romance, in 4 vols. in the year 1761. In 1765 his lordship published the Reliques of Antient English Poetry, in 3 vols.; and a ballad entitled the Hermit of Warkworth, in 1771. Although a faithful and diligent pastor of the flock over which he has so long presided, the Bishop of Dromore does not appear to have contested for the palm of theological distinction. His lordship has a family.