1788 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Vicesimus Knox

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



A clergyman, and master of the free school at Tunbridge in Kent. His first work was a duodecimo volume of Essays Moral and Literary, which, though published without a name, and though the secret of the author was very faithfully kept, obtained a very distinguished and flattering success. Mr. Knox afterwards added a second volume to these Essays, and published a work on Liberal Education, which in the latest edition also constitutes two volumes. He has printed a castrated edition of Horace and Juvenal for the use of schools. His compositions appear to be characterised by paradox without novelty, and singularity without genius.