1756 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Duncombe

William Shenstone to Richard Jago, 14 December 1756; Works (1769) 3:293-94.



Let me acquaint you while I remember, that there is at this time a Mr. Duncombe and his son, clergymen, that are publishing a new translation of Horace. Whatever you may think of their success, after Francis, I believe I may pronounce them men of real merit, and in no wise destitute of learning or genius. They have requested me to communicate any version or imitation that I can furnish, either of my own or of any friends; wherefore, if you have any thing of this sort, I should be glad if you would put it in my power to oblige them. The Son has an Ode to Health in the fourth volume of Dodsley's Miscellany.