1775 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Dalton

Horace Walpole to the Countess of Ossory, 20 December 1775; Letters, ed. Cunningham (1906) 6:196-97.



For the other Irish baroness, Lady Luxborough, she had a mishap with Parson Dalton, the reviver of Comus, and retired to a hermitage on Parnassus, as she says herself. The seraphic Duchess [Countess of Hertford], her friend was suspected to have "chasse sur les memes terres," and so it is no wonder they were intimate as they agreed "in eodem tertio."