1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Dodsley

William Rider, in Living Authors of Great Britain (1762) 20.



Mr. Robert Dodsley, an eminent Bookseller, Mr. Pope perceiving him to be possessed of a Genius, took him under his Patronage. He has wrote some Farces, which discover a Vein of true Humour; the Miller of Mansfield; the Toy-Shop, &c. He has also wrote some very pretty Poems, and Cleone, a Tragedy, the Plan of which was suggested by Mr. Pope.