1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Birch

Horace Walpole to William Cole, 5 February 1780; Letters, ed Cunningham (1906) 7:326.



Dr. Birch, who was a worthy, good-natured soul, full of industry and activity, and running about like a young setting-dog in quest of anything, new or old, and with no parts, taste, or judgment.