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Colman, George, writes a humourous epilogue for the Box Lobby Chal-
Comedy, sentimental, a defence of, 281.
Contemplatist, a series of essays, extract from, 447, 448.
Cotes, Roger, a friend of Dr. Bentley, 20.
Country Attorney, a comedy by Cumberland, notice of, 547.
Crane, Reverend Mr., an inmate in Lord Halifax's family, 92. Formerly
his lordship’s tutor, ib. His opinions listened to with submissive de-
ference, ib. Rejects the offer of Elpbin bishopric, 137.
Criticism, anonymous, remarks on, 569-573.
Cromek, Mr., Cumberland's unsolicited exertions in behalf of his picture
of Chaucer's Pilgrims, 576.
Cumberland, Bishop, paternal great-grandfather of the subject of these
memoirs, 2. A man of conscientious feelings, primeval integrity, and
eminent for bis acquirements as a scholar, ih. Son of a citizen of Lon-
don; educated at St. Paul's school ; takes his degree at Cambridge, ib.
First intention to study physic, ib. Direets his views to the church, 3.
obtains a living at Stamford; loved and respected for the unaffected
piety of his manners, 4. Publishes his work, De Legibus Natura, &c.
ib. This work recommended by Johnson, ib. Nominated Bishop of
Peterborough, 5. First intelligence of this nomination conveyed to him
by a paragraph in the newspapers, ib. Hesitates to accept it, ib.
Prevailed on by his friends, 5, 6. Finds leisure to prosecute his literary
studies, 6. Spends much time in examining Sanchoniatho's Phænician
History, 7. A zealous supporter of the established religion, ib. His
bookseller refuses to publish Sanchoviatho's Fragment, 8. Published
by bis son-in-law, after his death, 9. Lives to an advanced age, ib.
His death gentle, ib. Character by his grandson, 9-u.
Cumberland, Richard, Esq. descended from a literary stock, 1. Improved
the possession bequeathed to him by his ancestors, 1, 2. Proud of the
literary honours of his family, 2. His ancestors, ib. Literary world
indebted to, for anecdotes of Dr. Bentley, 12. How far his Memoirs are
used in the present work, 27, 28. A pleasing accumulation of literary
anecdote, 28. The circumspection, with wbich he alludes to his own
conduct, 29. Could not write his own life, so as to preclude the present
attempt, 30. Born Feb. 1732, in the Master's Lodge of Trinity Col-
lege, ib. His account of his parents, 31, 32. His mother quick in ap-
prehension, 31. Fond of ridicule, ib. Never passed a day, without
reading a portion of her Bible, ib. Her son's declaration concerning
her, 32. His father educated at Westminster School, 34. Adınitted
Fellow-commoner of Trinity-College, Cambridge, ib. Married at the age
of twenty-two, ib. Prevailed upon to take the rectory of Stanwick, ib.
His character, 34. Cumberland, inferior in years and knowledge, to
his sister Joanna, 35. His confusion of ideas on reading the 115th
Psalm, ib. Sent to the School of Bury St. Edmund's, iu his sixth year,
kept by Arthur Kinsman, ib. His inauspicious progress, ib. Produces
his first attempt in English verse, 40. Spends his vacations at Stan-
wick, with his father, 40, 41. Partakes the dangerous and upmanly
sport of hunting with him, 41. Reads poetry to his mother, by which
his ear was formed to poetical harmony, 43. These readings, chiefly
from Shakspeare, 44. Writes a piece, called Shakspeare in the Shades,
44. Description of, and extracts from, 44-50. Removed to West-
minster School, 50. His contemporaries there, 50, 51. Lahours with
unremitting assiduity at his studies, 52. Boards with Edmund Ashby,
Esq. in Peter-street, Westminster, 54. First witnesses the acting of
Garrick, 55. Attempts a translation from Virgil's Georgics, 56. Ex.
tract from, 58. His sister, Joanna, dies of the small-pox, 59. Her loss
severely felt, ib. He is sent to Trinity College, Cambridge, ib. Names
of his tutors, 69. Idleness, no part of his ebaracter, ib. Writes some
elegiac verses on the death of the Prince of Wales, 63. Keeps an act,
ih. Sleeps only six hours, lives chiefly on a milk diet, and uses the cold
bath, ib. Attacked by a rheumatic fever, which keeps him six months
hovering between life and death, 64. Is gratified by hearing from Cam-
bridge of the high station adjudged him, among the Wranglers of his
year, ib. Changes his undergraduate's gown, and obtains his degree of
Bachelor of Arts, with honours hardly earned, 64. His remarks upon
this species of academical education, 64-70. Conceives himself des-
tined for the church, 70. Meditates upon a plan for a Universal His.
tory, 71. The plan abandoned, ih. Mason's Elfrida praised by him, 72.
Visits a relation in Yorkshire, 80, 81. Attempts an imitation of Spen-
ser's Fairy Queen, 81. Replies in a poem, of quatrains, to one written
by Lady Susan, daughter of the Earl of Galloway, ib. The poem, 82-
84. Imitates Hammond, 84. Specimen of, 84, 85. Reprimanded by
his mother for the practice of imitation, 85. Returns to Cambridge, 90,
An alteration of the existing statutes of Trinity College, agreed upon in
his favour, ib. Appointed confidential Secretary to Lord Halifax, 91.
Hastens to London, and enters upon his new office, 93. Lodgings pro-
vided for him in Downing-street, near Mr. Pownall's, ib. Pownall
appointed to instruct Cumberland in the details of business, ib. A mere
man of office, ib. Cumberland, a mere collegian, ib. His vexation and
disappointment, 94. Advised to inform himself respecting the colonies,
95. Travels through volumes of useless knowledge, which told every
thing, but what he wanted to know, ib. Various facts which he re-
collected, employed as plots for his dramatic pieces, ib. Accompanies
his patron to Cambridge, ib. Has hopes of a fellowship, ib. His
election opposed hy Dr. Mason, ib. Obtains his fellowship, 96. Re-
turns home, ib. Again immersed in the duties of his official situation,
ib. Writes an elegy on St. Mark's Eve, published by Dodsley, ib. This
passes into oblivion, ib. Excites the notice of Charles Townshend, by
solving an enigma, which required a geometrical process, 97. A report
submitted to him, by Townshend, ib. His poetical version of a passage
in the Troades of Seneca, 98. Remarks on the continued strain of
eulogy in Cumberland's Memoirs, 100-102. His intimacy with the
grandson of Bishop Reynolds, 103. Affair of gallantry with his friend's
sister, ib. Projects an epic poem on the discovery of India by the Por-
tuguese, ib. Fragment of, 104-107. His grief for the death of Lord
Halifax's wife, 108. Her character, ib. Attends Lord Halifax to Lon-
don, ib. Visited by Mr. Higgs, ib. Visits Bishop Sherlock, 109. Be-
comes a frequent guest at La Trappe, 112. Divides his leisure time
between Fulham and La Trappe, ib. Visits Eastbury, the seat of Mr.
Dodington, 113. Gains a lay-fellowship, 122, 123. Writes the Banish-
ment of Cicero, 124. Marries Miss Ridge, 130. Takes the rank of
Ulster Secretary, 132. Has an offer of a haronetcy, 135. Rejects it,
135, 136. His father promoted to the See of Clonfert, 143. Applies
for the office of Under Secretary to Lord Halifax, 147. Rejected, ib.
Reasons for it, ib. Retires from the employment of Lord Halifax, ib.
Асс pts the situation vacated by Mr. Sedgwicke, ib. His intercourse
with Lord Halifax at an end, 149. Reflections on, ib. His felicity in
being independent of booksellers, 158. Has a controversy with Bicker-
staff, 159, 160. Roused to a pursuit of the legitimate drama, by the
remonstrance of Smith, 161. Visits Ireland, accompanied by his wife,
and part of his family, 162. Studies the Irish character, 164. Returns
from Ireland, and brings out the comedy of the Brothers, 169. Some
delicate flattery of Garrick in the epilogue, the cause of his acquaint-
ance with this actor, 175, 176. The origin of Sir Fretful Plagiary, 178
-180. Visits his father, and projects the comedy of the West Indian,
187. Account of adventures which happened to him in Ireland, 191-
201. Returns to England, and offers his West Indian to Garrick, 202.
Enters the path of controversy, 218. Writes against Bishop Lowth,
Title of the pamphlet, 220. Loses a present sent to his
uncle, as the presumed author of the tract, 222. Writes to the donor,
222, 223. Made the heir of a distant relation, but ultimately disap-
pointed, 223, 224. Cumberland's own account of this curious trans-
action, 224-230. His celebrity from the performance of the West
Indian, 235. Obtains him the society of Johnson, Burke, Goldsmith,
Reynolds, &c. ib. His temperate, but discriminate censure of Mr.
Walter Scott, 273—278. Produces the Fashionable Lover, 280. His
Tierary enterprises, suspended for a time by the death of his parents,
301. His account of that event, 302–306. Produces his Choleric
Man, 306. Writes two orley, one to the Sun, and one to Dr. James, 312,
313. Alters and spoils Shakspeare's Timon of Athens, 313. Specimen
of, 314. Writes the Note of Hand, a farce, 318. Fecundity of his
muse, 319. Produces the Battle of Hastings, 320. An imitator of
Shakspeare, 325–328. Introduced to Lord George Germain, 334, 335.
Visits him at Stoneland, 337. Produces the opera of Calypso, 340.
The Widow of Delphi, or the Descent of the Deities, 341. Writes
the defence of Perreau, 342. Solicited to take the defence of Dr.
Dodd, 342. Declines it, ib. Intimate with Lord Mansfield, 348.
Addresses some lines to him, 348–351. Departs upon his Spanish
mission, 352. A brief recapitulation of that affair, ib. Arrives at
Araujuez, 355. Fails in his undertaking, 357. Ignorance of an
Ecclesiastic, 359. Vain of the notice he received from the Royal
Family of Spain, 360. The society he kept at Madrid, 360, 361. Pe-
riod of his recall, 367. Reflections upon Cumberland's account of this
business, 369. The dangers of a pinch of snuff in Spain, 380—383.
His forhearance in relating the treatment he received from the English
government, 381. Addresses a memorial to Lord North, 385. Its
failure, 390. His remonstrance with Mr. Secretary Robinson, ib. Re-
tires to Tunbridge, 392. Family that accompanied him, 396. Publishes
his Anecdotes of Eminent Painters in Spain, 397. Accused of attacking
Sir Joshua Reynolds, 398. Produces his comedy of the Walloons, 406.
Produces the Mysterious Husband, 413. Writes the Observer, 419.
Argues against female acquirements, 423. His “ few plain reasons
for being a Christian,” 422. His notions of Political Liberty, ib. Takes
credit for the character of Abraham Abrahams in the Observer, 432.
Example how his style might be improved, 451. The Observer will
corey his name to posturily, 459. His inconsistency in his own state-
ments about himself, 460. An apt quotation from La Fontaine, on this
subject, 461. Controversy with Mr. Hayley, respecting the Life of
Romney, 462. Publishes the tragedy of the Carmelite, 465. Enters
into controversy with the Bishop of Landaff, 471. Publishes his pan-
phlet of Curtius rescued from the Gulph, ib. Pleasing hours passed at
Mr. Dilly's, ib. Becomes acquainted with Mr. Rogers there, 472. Sells
the copyright of his Memoirs for £500, 473. Leaves his unpublished
papers to the care of Mr. Sharpe, Mr. Rogers, and Sir James Bland
Burges, 475. This bequest frustrated by his daughter, Mrs. Jansen,
476. Produces bis Natural Son, 447. His excellence in prologues and
epilogues, 477. His rapidity of production, not inconsistent with ex-
cellence, 490. Produces the comedy of the Impostors, 491. His 0. el
of Arundel, 492. Of Henry, 505. His superiority in depicting the
passion of Love, 519. Writes the novel of John de Lancaster, 521.
The poem of Calvary, 526. Renders fifty of the Psalms of David into
English verse, 539. Publishes his few plain reasons, why we should
believe in Christ, &c. ib. Enumeration of plays produced by him be-
tween 1790 and 1808, 547. Three only deserve notice, ib. Peculiarity
in his dramas, 561, 562. Writes his Memoirs, 563. Writes the Exo-
diad, in conjunction with Sir J. B. Burges, 564. Edits the Select Bri-
tish Drama, 568.' Projects a weekly newspaper, ib.
London Review, 568. His absurd examination of Mr. Townsend's
Armageddon, 574. His exertion in behalf of Mr. Cromek,576. Writes
his last work, the Retrospection, published a few days before his
death, ib. Personal occurrences of his life enumerated, 520. Heads
the Tunbridge volunteers, 581. Remonstrates with Mr. Hayley, 522.
His adulation of Sir James Bland Burges, 583. Has an antipathy to
Gray, 585. Passes much of his time at Ramsgate, 586. Writes bis
Memoirs there, ib. Anecdote of him and a bookseller, 387. His death,
588. Buried in Westminster Abbey, 589. Address of Dr. Vincent on
this occasion, ib. Objections to, 590. Instances of unmeaning and
unnecessary oaths, used in Cumberland's works, 591, 592. Sketch of
his colloquial talents, by Mr. Hewson Clarke, 593-595. Opinion of
his literary character, 595. Solicited, before he died, a subscription
to a quarto edition of his unpublished dramas, ib. Shortly to be given
to the world, 596. His family at his death, ib. Bequeaths his pro-
perty to his youngest daughter, ib. His will, 597—600. His property
sworn under £450, 600. The impropriety of disregarding his particular
and public request, that his posthumous papers should be committed to
the care of Sir James Bland Burges, Mr. Sharpe, and Mr. Rogers, con-
sidered, ib. Concluding remarks, 601.
For a further account of Cumberland's works, see the following
articles :--Affectation, lines on, Anecdotes of Spanish Painters, Ar-
mourer, Arundel, Banishment of Cicero, Battle of Hastings, Box Lobby
Challenge, Brothers, Calvary, Calypso, Camöens, Caractacus, Carmelite,
Choleric Man, Christian Revelation, Country Attorney, Curtius rescued
from the Gulph, Days of Yore, Dependant, Don Pedro, Eccentric Lover,
Exodiad, False Impressions, Fashionable Lover, First Love, Hammond,
Henry, Hints to Husbands, Impostora, Jew, Jew of Mogadore, Joanna
of Montfaucon, John de Lancaster, Last of the Family, London Review,
Love for Love, Memoirs, Mysterious Husband, Natural San, Note of