Appointed poet laureate by Lord Halifax, in 1716. He was rector of Coningsby in Lincolnshire, (which afterwards received another poet, the author of the Fleece), where he died in 1730. He too appears in company with his brother Settle, engaged in no very noble occupation.
And Eusden eke out Blackmore's endless line.
See Dunciad, i. ver. 103, and the note.