1760 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Richardson of Cambridge

William Warburton to Richard Hurd, 26 February 1760; in Letters of a Late eminent Prelate (1808) 222.



I would not omit to give you the early news (in two words) that Dr. Richardson is come off victorious in the appeal. The Precentorship of Lincoln is decreed for him. — The Keeper's decree reversed, with costs of suit. Lord Mansfield spoke admirably. It has been three days in trying; I am but just got home enough for the post.