Newcomb, Thomas, Dd

Newcomb, Thomas, D.D., an Anglican divine, was born in 1675. But little is accessible regarding his early personal history. He was a great grandson of Spenser, the poet, and seems to have inherited the ancestral love for the muse. In 1734 Newcomb became rector of Stopham, Sussex, and this position he held until his death, about 1766. He was a sound theologian, but a better poet than preacher. His poetical publications have received many encomiums. His best known production is his Bibliotheca, published in vol. iii of Nichols's Select Collection of Miscellaneous Poems. See Chalmers's Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Auth., s.v.

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