1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Newell Puddicombe

David Rivers, Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:176.



Rev. J. N. Puddicombe, formerly of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, and Fellow of Dulwich College. His first publication was a Fast Sermon preached at Fitzroy Chapel, in 1782. Since that time he has published Albion Triumphant, or Admiral Rodney's Victory over the French Fleet, a poem; an irregular Ode addressed to Mr. Pitt, which reached a second edition; and a Poem to Messrs. Ramsay, &c. on their exertions for suppressing the Slave Trade: none of which entitle him to distinction as a poet. Also a volume of Sermons full of flighty extravagance.