1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Godwin

Anonymous, in Catalogue of five hundred Celebrated Authors (1788).



Late a dissenting clergyman. He published in the year 1783, a small volume of Sermons with the whimsical title of Sketches of History. There also appeared about the same time a pamphlet which has been imputed to him, intitled the Herald of Literature, or a Review of the most considerable Publications that will be made in the ensuing winter. The design is to exhibit an imitation of the style of certain celebrated writers with an estimate of their respective merits.