1795 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Owen Cambridge

Anonymous, in "Owen Cambridge" European Magazine 30 (September 1795) 160.



This venerable and respectable character, who still enjoys the "otium cum dignitate" with literature and literary men, wrote some papers in The World, a periodical work well known amongst English readers. Being one Sunday at church during the progress of the above publication, Mrs. Cambridge observed him to be remarkably silent and thoughtful, and, being apprehensive he had something on his mind rather disagreeable, asked him, "what he was thinking of?" "Upon a very important subject indeed, my dear," said he, "I am thinking of the next World."