1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Richard Hurd

Horace Walpole, 1797, in Journal of the Reign of King George III; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 4:517.



Hurd had acquired a great name by several works of slender merit, was a gentle plausible man, affecting a singular decorum that endeared him highly to devout old ladies.