1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Huddlestone Wynne

Andrew Caldwell to Thomas Percy, 24 September 1800; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 8:27-28.



My friend Mr. Luckombe was born at Exeter, served his time to a printer there, and was afterwards a printer himself; he gave that up when he had been in the profession twelve years, and then entered one of the Colleges in Oxford. After going through the usual course, he came and settled in this town; he has ever since supported himself independently by working for booksellers; most of the editions of popular common books he has superintended and improved.... He told me you and he had once some intercourse about a Mr. Huddleston Wynne, who had behaved ill to the late Duke of Northumberland.