1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Scott

James Granger, in Biographical History of England (1769; 1824) 2:69-70.



The verses under the Head intimate, that he wrote a book to expose the treachery of the King of Spain in his treaties with Great Britain; and that the pope, who is styled "Hell's vicar-general," was the original plotter. It also appears, that he was stabbed by one Lambert, for writing the book. The head is probably prefixed to the following pamphlet, mentioned in the Harleian Catalogue: A Relation of the Murder of Mr. Thomas Scott, preacher of God's Word; dated 1628; 4to.