1853 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Laurence Eusden

John Mitford, in Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, ed. John Mitford (1853) 113-14n.



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.