1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. John Hinchliffe

Horace Walpole to the Countess of Ossory, 28 June 1782; Letters, ed. Cunningham (1906) 288.



The Bishop of Salisbury is dead; I conclude Bishop Shipley will succeed him, nor can have above one competitor, Bishop Hinchliffe, unless your beaufrere is immediately premier, and names the Chancellor's brother. I suppose to-night I shall dream of Bishop Hoadley; for you see, Madam, I am an old Whig even in my sleep, and that the powers of darkness cannot affect my principles.