1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Hardinge

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 1:237.



This gentleman, in his professional character, added his testimony to the general voice of the public, in reprobating the tyrannical complexion and tendency of the coalition East India Bill: and the publication of his much applauded Speech on that memorable occasion, at the bar of the House of Lords on the 16th of December, 1783, was interpreted into a personal avowal of the sentiments he then delivered. In 1791, he published a Series of Letters to Mr. Burke; in which are contained enquires into the constitutional existence of an impeachment against Mr. Hastings.