1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Henry Kett

Daniel Prince, 17 August, 1790; 5 October 1793; Nichols, Literary Anecdotes of the XVIII Century (1812-15) 3:703, 704.



It is not true that Mr. Kett, the last Bampton Preacher, refuses to print his Sermons. He is a man of learning and ingenuity, and will soon publish. Indeed the Preacher for 1789, Dr. Tatham, has put out only one volume. He cannot have his money until he publishes the whole, which he does not seem prepared for, as his matter is not the best digested.... To succeed Dr. Holmes, the Poetry Professor, whose time expires Oct. 10, there is like to be a smart contest between Mr. Hurdis of Magdalen College and Mr. Kett of Trinity. They have both given specimens of their abilities.