1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Duncombe

Isaac Reed, in Biographia Dramatica (1782, 1812) 1:211.



This gentleman was the younger son of John Duncombe, Esq. of Stocks, in Hertfordshire. He married a sister of Mr. Hughes, author of The Siege of Damascus, and was the writer and editor of several agreeable works. He assisted Mr. Hughes in writing the tragedy of Sophy Mirza, and afterwards obliged the world with an edition, in 2 vols. 12mo. of Mr. Hughes's works, to which he prefixed an account of his life. Mr. Duncombe died Feb. 26, 1769, at the age of fourscore years.

His dramatic works are,

1. Athaliah. T. 8vo. 1722.

2. Lucius Junius Brutus. T. 8vo. 12mo, 1747.