1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Beilby Porteus

Elizabeth Montagu to Leonard Smelt, 1780; Reginald Blunt, Mrs. Montagu, 1762-1800 (1923) 2:84.



As I love mischief I will tell you, that the false Gregory has given you a Rival, she is a little in love with the Bishop of Chester, not only in the Pulpit, but even when he sits in the circle at my fire side. Indeed he is one of the most amiable as well as the most ingenious Men I have ever met with, and a divine Preacher.