1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Robert Lowth

Thomas Gray to William Mason, 1765; Works, ed. Gosse (1895) 3:224.



Have you read (oh no, I had forgot) Dr. Lowth's pamphlet against your uncle the Bishop [Warburton]? Oh, how he works him. I hear he will soon be on the same bench. To-day Mr. Hurd came to see me, but we had not a word of the matter; he is grown pure and plump, just of the proper breadth for a celebrated town-preacher.