1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Huddesford

Anonymous, Obituary in Gentleman's Magazine 79 (Supplement 1809) 1238.



In London, in his 59th year, the Rev. George Huddesford, M.A. of New college, Oxford, 1780, vicar of Loxley, co. Warwick, and youngest son of the Rev. Geo. Huddesford, D.D. formerly president of Trinity College, Oxford. He was editor of Salmagundi, a miscellaneous Combination of original Poetry, 1791, 4to; and author of Topsy Turvy; with Anecdotes and Observations illustrative of leading Characters in the Government of France, in the year 1793; 8vo. then first published; Bubble and Squeak, a Galli-maw-fry of British Beef, with chopp'd cabbage of Gallic Philosophy and Radical Reform, 8vo. first published in 1799; Crambe Repetita, a Second Course of Bubble and Squeak, or British Beef Galli-maw-fryed; with a Devil'd Biscuit or two to help digestion, and close the orifice of the Stomach, 8vo. 1799. In 1801 he collected the above into two volumes under the title of The Poems of George Huddesford, M.A. In 1804 he edited The Wiccamical Chaplet, a Selection of Original Poetry, comprising smaller poems, serious and comic; 12mo. He afterwards published Wood and Stone, a Dialogue between a Wooden Duke and a Stone Lion; and Les Champignons du Diable; or, Imperial Mushrooms, a mock heroic Poem, in Five Cantos; including a Conference between the Pope and the Devil, on his Holiness's Visit to Paris; illustrated with Notes, 1805.