1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. John Hinchliffe

Hester Thrale Piozzi to Samuel Johnson, 1780; Boswell, Life of Johnson (1791); ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 3:479.



Yesterday's evening was spent at Mrs. Montagu's: there was Mr. Melmoth; I don like like him though, nor he me; it was expected we should have pleased each other; he is, however, just Tory enough to hate the Bishop of Peterborough [John Hinchliffe] for Whiggism, and Whig enough to abhor you for Toryism.