1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Capel Lofft

Anonymous, in Biographical Dictionary of Living Authors (1816) 208.



LOFFT, CAPEL, Esq. Barrister at Law, was born at Bury St. Edmund, in Suffolk, in 1751. He received his christian name from his uncle Capel, the commentator on Shakspeare, and had his education at Eton, from whence he was transplanted to Peterhouse, Cambridge, after which he studied the law, and in due course was called to the bar. His residence is at Troston, near Bury, where also he distinguishes himself as an active magistrate for the county. His works are [list omitted].