Eighteenth Century Studies; Essays

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byFrancis Hitchman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...he mentions at the beginning of his lecture on the reign of George I.) " travel back for seven score years of time; have glimpses of Brumrnell, Selwyn, Chesterfield, and the men of pleasure; of Walpole and Conway; of Johnson, Reynolds, Goldsmith; of North, Chatham, Newcastle; of the fair maids of honour of George II.'s court; and of the German retainers of George I."--nay, they may even go back farther still, and, by o dwelling on the founder of the family, obtain glimpses of the latter half of the seventeenth century, in the person of that Dr. Cumberland who was made Bishop of Peterborough in 1691; or be admitted to the literary quarrels of Pope, Swift, and their clique, in the person of that maternal grandfather of our playwright, who was that Dr. Bentley whom Swift hitched into the " Battle of the Books," and whom Pope impaled for all posterity as " slashing Bentley " side by side with the less known, though equally ill-used, commentator, " piddling Tibbald." We have but little concern in this place with Cumberland's ancestors. His connexion with Bentley is, however, worthy of note, as well on account of the doctor's personal distinction as on that of his assumption of tho charge of his grandson's education. Cumberland had, indeed, a certain claim upon Bentley, seeing that he was born in his house--the master's lodge of Trinity College, Cambridge--inter silvas Aca-demi, as he says in his characteristically pedantic way. For the first six years of his life, his family spent their time pretty equally divided between Cambridge and his father's living of Stanwick. In his poem of " Retrospection," published many years afterwards, he gives a very touching picture of the venerable scholar--At his desk, Beside his garden window, deep in thought, With...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...he mentions at the beginning of his lecture on the reign of George I.) " travel back for seven score years of time; hav...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217205429

ISBN - 13:9780217205429

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