1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Chesterfield

George Dyer, in History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (1814) 2:141-42.



Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, a great politician and statesman, and as great a wit. His Letters to his Son are generally known, and have been greatly read. His Miscellaneous Works, in two volumes 4to. were published in 1777. To these are prefixed his lordship's Memoirs, begun by Dr. Mathew Maty, and after Dr. Maty's death, finished by Mr. Justamond. He was fourth earl of Chesterfield, and died in 1777.