1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

Elizabeth Montagu to Mrs. Carter, 4 December 1763; Reginald Blunt, Mrs. Montagu, 1762-1800 (1923) 1:79.



I hope the disgrace Wilkes will incur for his blasphemy and this last instance of Churchills wickedness in running away with the daughter of his benefactor, who has kept him from starving, will discountenance the ribbald freedom of writing and conversation for a time. Churchill was a married man, the poor girl is under 15 years of age whom he debauch'd; she is sent home to her unhappy father Sir Henry Cheere.