1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Say

John Duncombe, in Letters by Several Eminent Persons (1772; 1773) 1:19n.



This gentleman, (then resident at Lyminge in Kent,) after having been some years pastor of a dissenting congregation at Ipswich, succeeding Dr. Calamy in Westminster, in the year 1733. Soon after his death, which happened April 12, 1743, several of his poems, and two essays in prose, were published in one volume quarto, by subscription. The latter, one of which is "on the harmony, variety, and power of numbers in general," and the other "on those of Paradise Lost in particular," have been much admired by persons of taste and judgment. His only daughter is married to Mr. Toms, a dissenting minister at Hadleigh in Suffolk.