1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Joseph Hall

John Aubrey, in Brief Lives, 1669-1696; ed. Clark (1898) 1:281-82.



Joseph Hall, bishop of Exon, etc.: he was a keeper's son in Norfolke (I thinke, neer Norwich). — From old Mr. Theophilus Woodenoth.

He wrote most of his fine discourses at Worcester, when he was deane there. — From Mr. Francis Potter, who went to schole there.

Monsieur Balza exceedingly admired him and often quotes him: vide Balzac's Apologie.