1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Langhorne

Anonymous, in Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poets (1789-97) 8:175.



Dr. Langhorne was a native of Kirby-Stephen in the county of Westmoreland, and the son of a clergyman. Being sent to Cambridge for his education, and having taken orders, he became tutor to a son of Mr. Cracroft of Lincolnshire, and afterward married his daughter. This Lady soon dying, he remained not long widower. By his second marriage he had a daughter, whom, her mother being no more, he consigned at his death to the care of Mrs. Edridge, at that time Miss Gilman.