1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Isaac Reed

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:187.



ISAAC REED, ESQ., of Staples Inn. Barrister at Law, and a very distinguished editor of dramatic writings. He edited the Collection of old Plays, in twelve duodecimo volumes, published by Dodsley, in 1780, and lately republished; and also, in consequence of a very flattering application from Mr. Steevens, the ten octavo-volume edition of Shakspeare's Plays, published in 1785. Mr. Reed has, moreover, we believe, written Biographia Dramatica, in two duodecimo volumes. No man is more conversant than this gentleman, with English publications, both ancient and modern; and no man more willing to assist the literary undertakings of others.