1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Spence

John Duncombe, in Letters of Eminent Persons (1772; 1773) 3:139n.



The scene of the holy Godric's miracles and austerities, who, from an itinerant merchant, turned hermit, and wore out three suits of iron cloaths, was latterly Mr. Spence's retreat, being part of his prebendal estate.