1787 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Francis Atterbury

Edmond Malone, 1787 ca.; Maloniana, in Sir James Prior, Life of Edmond Malone (1860) 385.



Pope had an original picture of Bishop Atterbury painted by Kneller. Of this picture he used to make Worsdale the painter make copies for three or four guineas; and whenever he wished to pay a particular compliment to one of his friends, he gave him an "original" picture of Atterbury. Of these "originals," Worsdale had painted five or six. — (From Mr. Walpole.)