1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Cockfield

John Nichols, in Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 5:753n.



This gentleman, whose family were members of the Society of Friends, was evidently attached to literary composition, but though he mentions in the following letters several projected publications, he does not appear to have printed any thing with his name. He was a contributor to the Christian Magazine and to other periodical publications; and, under the signature of Christianus, wrote a series of highly important letters on Dr. Hawkesworth's censurable preface to Cook's Voyages. As he was a friend of Dr. Fothergill, of Hoole, and of Scott the Amwell Poet, his letters will be read with interest.