1804 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Susanna Duncombe

Anna Laetitia Barbauld, in "Life of Mr. Richardson" Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, ed. Barbauld (1804) 1:cxcviii.



With the worthy families of HIGHMORE and DUNCOMBE, afterwards united by the marraige of Miss Highmore to Mr. Duncombe, Junior, author of the Feminead, Richardson was much connected. Mr. Highmore was a painter of eminence, — at a time, indeed, when the arts were at a very low ebb in England, the reigns of George the First and Second. He painted most of Richardson's characters. Clarissa, in a Vandyke dress; the Harlowe family, Clementina, and twelve prints from the history of Pamela, were engraved from his pencil.