1853 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Owen Cambridge

John Mitford, in Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, ed. John Mitford (1853) 184n.



On Mr. Cambridge and his habits of conversation, see Walpole's Letters to Lady Ossory, vol. 1. pp. 132, 140, 410; vol. ii. p. 242; Walpole to Mason, vol. 1. p. 235; and Nichols's Literary Illustrations, vol. 1. p. 130; and Rockingham Memoirs, vol. 1. p. 215, for his Letter to Lord Hardwick, in June 1765. In conversation he was said to be full of entertainment, liveliness, and anecdote. One sarcastic joke on Capability Brown testifies his wit, and his Scribleriad still survives in the praises of Dr. Warton: yet the radical fault that pervades it, is well shown in Annual Review, ii. 584.