1808 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Kirke White

Samuel Egerton Brydges, in Censura Literaria 7 (1808) 99.



A gentleman, from Cambridge, called on me some days ago, and said, it was his belief, as well as of many others at the University, that the immediate cause of the death of this lamented youth was the very close and severe application by which he prepared himself for the examinations then about to commence. He also stated, and I think the fact does honour to Cambridge, that the prize in every class, on which he had written, was awarded to him as if living, through the superior merit of his productions, and that the rewards thus deserved were afterwards sent to one of his brothers.