A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Cumberland, Richard

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Cumberland, Richard (1732-1811). -- Novelist and dramatist, ed. at Westminster and Camb., entered the diplomatic service, and filled several government appointments. His best play is The West Indian. His novels do not rise much above mediocrity. Along with Sir J.B. Burges he wrote an epic entitled The Exodiad, and he also made some translations from the Greek.