1799 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Moses Mendez

R. H., in Gentleman's Magazine 69 (December 1799) 1019.



He [Walter Harte] communicates in pathetic terms, that he and his pupil Stanhope were detained by illness at a town in Carniola till their money was spent, when Mendez, a Jew merchant of London, who was travelling in that country, hearing that two gentlemen from England were in distress, he went many miles out of his way to visit them, and supply their wants. I remember W. H. extols his humane kindness, and says he was preferable to many "soi-disant chretiens."