1798 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Tooke

David Rivers, in Literary Memoirs of Living Authors (1798) 2:317-18.



REV. — TOOKE. This gentleman was for many years Chaplain to the Factory at St. Petersburgh. He published, in the year 1780, two volumes (in octavo) of "Russia, or a complete Historical Account of all the Nations which compose that Empire." To these he afterward added two more volumes, completing a work which has been generally thought to redound very little to the credit of its author. Mr. Tooke has announced his intention of speedily publishing a Life of the late Empress of Russia, in two volumes, octavo.