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Pro-Pinchbeck’s answer to the ode

Sometimes wrongly attributed to William Mason; the work is a Tory answer to his Ode to Mr. Pinchbeck (1776) Author: Pro-Pinchbeck. Title: Pro-Pinchbeck’s answer to the ode from the author of The heroic epistle to Sir William Chambers. Published:...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 13 Nov 2013

Bishop Hurd and Laurence Sterne

I went to Shandy Hall  last week, the beautiful house in Coxwold where Laurence Sterne wrote Vols. 3-9 of Tristram Shandy. Richard Hurd was Rector of Thurcaston when the book began publication in 1760. He  always kept up with new books but did not...
From: The Hurd Library on 3 Sep 2013

Two perfect provenances

In 1747, three years after the death of Alexander Pope in 1744, Bishop Hurd’s friend, the poet William Mason, wrote a poem about it: The vignette on the titlepage shows Pope being  welcomed to whichever part of heaven was reserved for great poets...
From: The Hurd Library on 20 Aug 2013

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