ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. John Duncombe
William Dodd in "A Day in Vacation at College" Poems (1767) 43-44.
Rev. John Duncombe:
1750: Rev. William Dodd
1754: Thomas Herring
1755: Rev. Francis Fawkes
1755: Rev. William Mason
1756: William Shenstone
1758: Mr. Meadowcourt
1778: Samuel Johnson
1786: John Nichols
1802: Alexander Chalmers
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
Rev. William Dodd:
1745 ca.: Rev. Francis Fawkes
1745 ca.: Sir Richard Steele
1750: Rev. John Duncombe
1750: Susanna Duncombe
1750: Samuel Johnson
Where are the social friends, the flowing cups
Midst converse pleasing jovially put round,
Midst mirth and laughter, honest joke and joy?
Where is the evening, held more social yet,
Midst conversation, open'd and refin'd,
On themes that well might suit an Attic ear?
Ah D * * * now where art thou? blest indeed
In converse with the man [Richardson], the world admires.