1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Coombe

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 1:114-15.



This gentleman, a native of America, was formerly chaplain to the Marquis of Rockingham. He first published a single Sermon, preached at the parish church of St. Stephen, Walbrook, for the benefit of the children belonging to the St. Ethelberga Society, on the 14th of April, 1771. In 1783, he published The Peasant of Auburn; or the Emigrant, a poem, in imitation of Goldsmith's Deserted Village, which he inscribed to his friend and patron, the Earl of Carlisle: and since that time, an excellent discourse, entitled, The Influence of Christianity on the Condition of the World, which was preached on the 13th of December, 1789, in Trinity Chapel, Conduit-street. Dr. Coombe is at present preacher at Curzon-street Chapel, Mayfair, where his manly and pathetic eloquence attracts a numerous and enlightened congregation.