Hucks, Joseph (1772–1800)

Writer. Educated at Cambridge, Hucks accompanied Samuel Taylor Coleridge on his 1794 tour, publishing an account — A Pedestrian Tour Through North Wales, in a Series of Letters — the following year. Southey — and Coleridge — renewed their acquaintance with him during their visit to Exeter in 1799 and Hucks contributed three poems to Southey’s Annual Anthology (1800). He died of consumption in 1800. In an unpublished preliminary notice to his Specimens of the Later English Poets (1807) Southey recalled the ‘many pleasant & rememberable hours’ he and Hucks had spent together.

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