Huddesford, George

Huddesford, George
   The youngest son of George Huddesford, doctor of divinity, president of Trinity College, Oxford, he was educated at Winchester College and graduated M.A. from New College, Oxford, in 1780. A pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, he had exhibited three pictures at the Academy. He took holy orders and had two livings: Loxley in Warwickshire (1803), and Sir George Wheler's Chapel, Spital Square, London, where he died. He contributed several articles to Gentleman's Magazine in 1771 and 1806. His known publications: Warley: A Satire, 1778. The Second Part of Warley, A Satire, 1778. The poems of George Huddesford, 1801. The Scum uppermost when the Middlesex Porridge-Pot Boils Over! 1802. Bonaparte, an Heroic Ballad, 1803. Wiccamical Chaplet, 1804 (a collection of poems written by his contemporaries at Winchester). Wood and stone, or a dialogue between a wooden duke and a stone lion, 1804. Les champignons du diable, or, Imperial mushrooms, 1805 (a mock-heroic poem, in five cantos). Some of his poems: "Another Ode to Stella," "Bubble and Squeak," "Crambe Repetita," "Salmagundi," "The Plagiarism of the Poet-Laureate Detected," "Topsy-Turvy."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. English Poetry, Second Edition Bibliography ( Gentleman's Magazine ( Stanford University libraries and Academic Information Resources ( The National Portrait Gallery (

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